Paul Hessburg is a Research Landscape Ecologist with the USDA Forest Service, Pacific North West Research Station, where he has worked since 1993. He leads a research team to explore climate and wildfire influences on forest vegetation and fuel patterns, wildfire resilience mechanisms, fuel succession influences on wildfire behavior, and decision support tool development for forestry applications. Paul holds a Ph.D. in Botany and Plant Pathology from Oregon State University (
We have now completed the logging phase of our Hewitt Mine project. Our hand crew are now carrying out the clean up, which is due to be finished by Christmas break. If you have any questions regarding this work please contact us.
Mike Flannigan is a Professor of Wildland Fire with the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta and the director of the Canadian Partnership for Wildland Fire Science (currently a three- way partnership with Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, Natural Resources Canada and the University of Alberta). Dr. Flannigan's primary research interests include fire and weather/climate interactions, including the potential impact of climatic change, lightning-ignited
We would like to welcome Evan Lavine to our team! Evan is our new GIS technician and will be working alongside Tom Bradley in order to create our Community Wildfire Protection Plan for the Slocan Valley.
Bob Gray is a fire ecologist and the president of R.W. Gray Consulting Ltd. He has over 30 years experience in the research and application of many facets of fire science, including fire regime reconstruction, fire behavior and effects analysis, national and international fire management policy, and hazardous fuel management. This interview was filmed during the 2018 Kootenay Wildfire & Climate Change Conference hosted by SIFCo and Ministry of Forest, Lands, Natural Resource