Dr. Lori Daniels (Tree Ring Lab) and her research team are collaborating with community forests around BC to assess the efficacy of treatments to
reduce wildfire risk and hazards.
Their research approach is to measure and compare fuels treated and untreated areas and use stand-level models to assess probability of fire and potential fire effects. Ideally, they measure data before and after treatments, as well as nearby forests that are not being treated. Our invitation to Dr. Daniel’s crews was accepted and they spent the week of July 12 to 16 establishing research plots in both, the Kaslo-Shutty corridor and the Schroeder wildfire risk reduction project.