Trouble in the Pass: 2003 Crowsnest Fire

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

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Trouble in the Pass: 2003 Crowsnest Fire

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

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