Participate in this evening discussion - online - about the latest research on wildfire risk, Banff wildfire response plans, and what people in our community need to know and do to be ready for wildfire.
You are invited to:
Learn how climate change is affecting wildfire in Canada and our region
Hear about fighting bush fires in Australia and how lessons learned help landscape fire management and emergency preparedness in Banff National Park
Learn how the Town of Banff and Parks Canada are prepared to respond to wildfire
Learn what residents and businesses need to do to prepare for wildfire season
Provide input and ask questions about the Town’s emergency response plan
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Who should participate:
People who live in the Town of Banff and elsewhere in Banff National Park
Businesses in the Banff townsite and region
Organizations and Agencies in the Bow Valley involved in Emergency Coordination Centre
The Impact of Climate Change on Wildfire in Canada
Dr. Mike Flannigan, Professor of Wildland Fire, and Scientific Director of the Canadian Partnership for Wildland Fire Science, University of Alberta