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  • Masochist : someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
  • Crows Nest Fire Improved Presentation

    1. 1. Crows Nest Pass, Alberta
    2. 2. Crows Nest Fires On Aug. 2l, 2003, a random fire got out of control. What had begun as a seasonal wildfire abruptly changed direction and transformed into a giant out of control fire.
    3. 3. A 6 kilometer wall of flame reached 50 meters into the sky. The fire was suddenly whipping over the slopes, throwing off energy equivalent to an atomic explosion every 30 minutes.
    4. 4. Here’s how Ms. Elaine Hruby describes the day: “My husband was working that weekend up north in Fort McMurray. At 10 a.m. authorities told me to leave immediately, I didn’t know what to take. You start doing crazy things. After putting my cat and dog in the car, I grabbed the lamp my husband once used as a miner, my jewelry(but not his) and a little plastic Buddha. I then drove about 20 km west, along the valley, sat down on a rock ledge, 1,359-m-high, overlooking Crowsnest Pass and watched the flames veer down on Hillcrest. Despite my horror, I couldn’t stop looking because those flames were like a magnet. I felt masochistic, sitting on the outcropping.”
    5. 5. Statistics about Crows Nest Fire: • In 2003, the Crows Nest fire burned over 20,000 hectares of forest, affecting not only the timber industry, but also local businesses. • Tourism was hit hard, but other businesses like local dry cleaners, gas stations, restaurants and office services maintained a steady business. • Another business that benefited was Spray Lake Sawmills, they used a significant amount of the burnt lumber.
    6. 6. Information about Spray Lake Sawmills: • They have a 28% quota of the annual allowable salvage rights in the area and will salvage the lumber they can, so that it doesn't go to waste. • However, salvage efforts depend upon the amount of root scorch and the cost to pursue the salvage. For example, burnt bark is not always good, from a lumber perspective but de-barking the trees will keep the chips clean and reduce the carbon content.
    7. 7. Ecological Pros and Cons: • A burnt area is black and looks devoid of life but over time this area also creates diversity different than what was there before. • Large stands of timber, smooth the light and inhibit undergrowth. • A burnt area creates ecological diversity and allows for the development of rich undergrowth that wasn’t there before.
    8. 8. Forest after a fire New Growth
    9. 9. References: Crowsnest Mountain Photograph, Retrieved on September 19, 2009 http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/seasidelady52/CrowsNestPassBC.jpg Forest Fire Picture, Retrieved on October 15, 2009 http://allamericanpatriots.com Wall of Fire, Retrieved on September 19, 2009 http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfcat_aus/434345516/ After the Fire Photograph, Retrieved on October 15, 2009 http://www.worldproutassembly.org/archives/2006/09/firefighters_fe.html New Growth Photo, Retrieved on October 15, 2009 http://www.pacificbio.org/initiatives/fire/fire_effects-30mile/image16.jpg
    10. 10. References: Crowsnest Mountain Photograph, Retrieved on September 19, 2009 http://i274.photobucket.com/albums/jj256/seasidelady52/CrowsNestPassBC.jpg Forest Fire Picture, Retrieved on October 15, 2009 http://allamericanpatriots.com Wall of Fire, Retrieved on September 19, 2009 http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfcat_aus/434345516/ After the Fire Photograph, Retrieved on October 15, 2009 http://www.worldproutassembly.org/archives/2006/09/firefighters_fe.html New Growth Photo, Retrieved on October 15, 2009 http://www.pacificbio.org/initiatives/fire/fire_effects-30mile/image16.jpg

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