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Firefighting strategies in Western Canada being questioned

July 9, 2015 - There is a growing body of evidence suggesting that the current firefighting strategies being used to fight wildfires in Western Canada could be contributing to larger fires in the region, according to recent article by Mark Hume of The Globe and Mail.

The article focuses on research being done by University of British Columbia ecologist Lori Daniels, who studies forest fires and the history of forest fires across the region. Her research suggests that changes in current forest management techniques related to fighting wildfires are necessary; including increasing the importance of reducing fire hazards and putting less emphasis on the economic value of logging.

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