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Wildfire Management in the Time of Global Warming

Tuesday March 5

Speaker:  Jane Park

Jane  has been the Fire and Vegetation Specialist in Banff National Park located on the traditional territories of the Treaty 6, 7 and 8 First Nations and the Metis Nation homeland, since 2011. She started her career with Parks Canada in 2002 as a park warden for Banff National Park and has worked in various parks from Vuntut National Park (traditional territory of the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation) in the Yukon to Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve (traditional territory of the Haida Nation) on the northwest coast of BC. Her work in Banff focuses on the reintroduction of fire onto the landscape through prescribed fire, wildfire and fuel management, non-native and invasive vegetation management, and ecosystem restoration. She is an Incident Commander on one of the 5 Parks Canada National Incident Management teams and has worked on numerous large wildfires across many national parks and provinces in Canada. She was also a member of the first CIFFC deployment to the Australian bushfires during the 2019 and 2020 fire season. Her recent work includes raising awareness of gender and diversity issues within Parks Canada and the broader wildland fire community in collaboration with colleagues in various other fire agencies. 

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