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A revised powerpoint on the impact of the 2003 Crowsnest forest fire.

A revised powerpoint on the impact of the 2003 Crowsnest forest fire.

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  • 1. Trouble in the Pass:2003 Crowsnest Fire
  • 2. Outline
    Situation Red: Facts
    One Woman’s Story
    Outcome:
    Negative Effects
    Positive Effects
    Future Implications: Ecological Benefits
  • 3. Situation Red: Facts
    Seasonal fire out of control
    Fire changes direction, spreads
    6 km wall of flame
    50 meters high
    Equivalent energy to atomic explosion every 30 minutes
    Burns 20,000 hectares of forest
  • 4. One Woman’s Story
    Resident: Elaine Hruby
    Requested to leave home at 10am
    Minimal warning
    Limited time to pack belongings
    Recollection of experience
  • 5. Outcome: Negative Effects
    Timber Industry
    Tourism
    Local Businesses
  • 6. Outcome: Positive Effects
    Salvaging:
    root scorch
    cost
    • Spray Lake Sawmills
    38% annual salvage rights
  • 7. Future Implications: Ecological Benefits
    Debarking trees:
    Keeps chips clean
    Reduces carbon content
    Diversity over time:
    Large timbers inhibit undergrowth
    Rich undergrowth forms
  • 8. Summary
    Fire:
    destroys and rejuvenates
    Impacts:
    communities
    people’s lives
    the environment
  • 9. Questions
  • 10. References
    Title slide background image obtained from:
    [Tclcloud’sPhotobucket Album]-Forest Fire [Online Image]. Retrieved September 20, 2009, from Photobucket.com.
    http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g264/tclcloud/forestfire.jpg
    Subsequent background images obtained from:
    [Jumpinbean27’s Photobucket Album]- Fire Background [Online Image]. Retrieved September 20, 2009, from Photobucket.com.
    http://media.photobucket.com/image/fire%20background/jumpinbean27/fire20background.jpg