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Crowsnest Fires Powerpoint - ED 3508

  1. 1. Crowsnest Fires
  2. 2. Details • August 21, 2003 • Seasonal wildfire got out of control • Wall of flames stretched 6 km long and 50 m high • Produced energy equivalent to an atomic explosion every 30 minutes
  3. 3. Resident Evacuations • People forced to abandon their homes • Example: Elaine Hruby • Told to evacuate at 10 am • Grabbed her pets and some random possessions • All she could do was drive away and watch the fire spread.
  4. 4. Impact • 20,000 hectares of forest burned • Local tourism hit hard by fires • Other local businesses unaffected • Dry cleaners, gas stations, restaurants, etc.
  5. 5. Spray Lake Sawmills • Benefited from the fire • Able to salvage burnt lumber • 28% quota of salvage rights • Amount of actual salvage depends on the extent of the damage and the cost to access debris
  6. 6. Ecological Impact • Large, old forests inhibit undergrowth • Fires can have a positive ecological impact • New life will eventually grow in the area impacted by the fire • Leads to ecological diversity
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  9. 9. Image Sources Forest Fires [Online Image].  (n.d.).  Retrieved Sept. 21, 2009, from filebuzz.com.  http://www.filebuzz.com/fileinfo/9829/Forest_Fires.html. Forest Fire Aftermath [Online image].  (n.d.).  Retrieved Sept. 21, 2009, from wikipedia.org.  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Forest_fire_aftermath.jpg. Moore, William (Photographer).  (2009, June 29).  [Photograph of forest fire regrowth, Lake Tahoe], [Online image].  Lake Tahoe and Virginia City – opposites attract [Web log message].  Retrieved Sept. 21, 2009, from http://bmoore3photos.blogspot.com/2009/06/lake-tahoe-and-virginia-city- opposites.html. Richard (Photographer).  (2009, July 4) Crowsnest Pass Sunset, [Online image].  Some mountains at day’s end [Web log message].  Retrieved Sept. 21, 2009, from http://my.opera.com/musickna/blog/2009/07/04/some-mountains-at-days-end.
  10. 10. Image Sources Forest Fires [Online Image].  (n.d.).  Retrieved Sept. 21, 2009, from filebuzz.com.  http://www.filebuzz.com/fileinfo/9829/Forest_Fires.html. Forest Fire Aftermath [Online image].  (n.d.).  Retrieved Sept. 21, 2009, from wikipedia.org.  http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Forest_fire_aftermath.jpg. Moore, William (Photographer).  (2009, June 29).  [Photograph of forest fire regrowth, Lake Tahoe], [Online image].  Lake Tahoe and Virginia City – opposites attract [Web log message].  Retrieved Sept. 21, 2009, from http://bmoore3photos.blogspot.com/2009/06/lake-tahoe-and-virginia-city- opposites.html. Richard (Photographer).  (2009, July 4) Crowsnest Pass Sunset, [Online image].  Some mountains at day’s end [Web log message].  Retrieved Sept. 21, 2009, from http://my.opera.com/musickna/blog/2009/07/04/some-mountains-at-days-end.

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