Across BC, the BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative is hosting agriculture and wildfire risk reduction workshops aimed at agricultural producers from all sectors, wildfire response and emergency personnel, and local government representatives. Producers will gain vital knowledge to prepare themselves and their operations for wildfire.
-The Province islooking for public input to help develop a new strategy that will better prepare B.C. communities for the impacts of climate change.
"Across British Columbia, we are seeing and feeling the steadily increasing effects of climate change – from record wildfires, to severe droughts and floods, to the job impacts of beetle-killed forests,” said George Heyman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy.
Ranchers in the Cariboo-Chilcotin can apply for help feeding their livestock this winter following forage loss due to flooding in summer and fall 2019.