Wildfire Solutions in BC

We invite the public to join us June 3-5, 2024, in Kelowna and learn about the stark realities of the societal, health, cultural, environmental, and economic costs of wildfires across British Columbia and the actions needed now.

This Symposium will bring together British Columbia’s leading wildfire experts and practitioners to highlight the urgent need to develop a transformative vision and implementation strategy for wildfires before it is too late. We will shed light on the profound impacts of wildfires and tremendous costs to the BC population, emphasizing that the 2017‒2023 fire seasons were not an anomaly but a new and escalating reality fueled by climate change.

Anticipated Attendees
Wildfire Experts
University & Partner Organizations


R.W. Gray Consulting Ltd.


  • BC Cattlemen’s Association
  • BC Community Forests Association
  • BC Wildlife Federation
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Federation of BC Woodlot Associations
  • FireSmart BC
  • RESOLVE Canada
  • Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
  • Pacific Salmon Foundation
  • Tourism Industry Association of BC
  • USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Association

Your Co-Hosts

Dr. Lori Daniels

Centre for Wildfire Coexistence,

Dr. Mathieu Bourbonnais

Centre for Wildfire Coexistence,

Dr. Adam Ford

UBC Okanagan

Angela Kane

Secwepemcul’ecw Restoration and Stewardship Society

Don Iveson


Jason Brolund

West Kelowna Fire Chief

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