Wildfire and Carbon - a PICS Theme Partnership Project
We are proud to launch a new $1M Canada-US project that aims to address extreme wildfires, reduce emissions, enhance forests' potential as a carbon sink and stimulate new forest bioeconomy opportunities.
The four-year PICS Theme Partnership project called “Wildfire and Carbon” brings together scientists from the Canadian Forest Service, the University of British Columbia (UBC), and the USDA Forest Service.
Direct emissions from wildfires in British Columbia in each of 2017 and 2018 were more than three times those of all sectors in BC combined, motivating the incorporation of wildfire risk reduction as a high priority in future forest management approaches.
This project aims to investigate potential changes in forest management that reduce emissions from forests and enhance sinks while also considering economic strategies for the use of residual forest fibre derived from wildfire risk reduction activities.
There is also an exciting opportunity to be part of the Wildfire and Carbon team. PICS is hiring a new Researcher in Residence. Find out more by reading the job description.