Learning to Live with Fire: State of Wildfire in B.C.—Policy, Programs & Priorities

This primer explores the new wildland fire reality in B.C. and is the first publication from the POLIS Wildfire Resilience Project. The authors describe the nature of the wildland fire situation in B.C., highlight implications for communities and ecosystems, and detail current approaches to wildland fire management from governments and civil society.

It is intended for policy-makers at all levels of government, Indigenous governments, communities, industry, the expert and research community, and non-government partners. This primer is a launching point for POLIS’ subsequent exploration of the reforms and solutions needed to better manage and govern for resilience in the context of wildland fires.