A UBC Forestry expert says BC’s Mountain Pine Beetle epidemic may be partly to blame for the tough wildfire season.
Speaking on the Jill Bennett Show, Lori Daniels says the infestation helped create the perfect conditions for intense fires.
“Some of the forest fires we see burning up in the Cariboo, and up in the mountain systems. Many of those fires are burning through forests that have a lot of dead wood on the ground because of mountain pine beetle.”
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