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Climate Adaptation

Tom Fletcher hits the nail on the head in an opinion piece on two of British Columbia’s biggest challenges in 2015 – both relating to climate adaptation.

On Wildfire Management:

The report calls for fuel management beyond community boundaries to stop “mega-fires” by creating landscape-level fuel breaks, with targeted harvesting, prescribed burning and new silviculture practices… The costs of preparing are huge. The costs of not preparing could be catastrophic.

On the future of the Columbia River Treaty:

The U.S. has no more dam capacity to exploit, and needs us more than ever, for flood protection and water supply.

Two sobering topics requiring strong provincial leadership that will have a long-term local impact in Revelstoke. Read the article here.

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Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.