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Forest ecologist says we need to get fire 'smarter' in B.C.

A wildfire conference in Kelowna is all about building resilience to save our homes and communities

A wildfire conference in Kelowna is all about building resiliance to save our homes and communities

This screen grab from a YouTube video appears to show a wildfire burning near Bear Creek Provincial Park in West Kelowna on Sunday, August 21, 2016. (triple7baby/YouTube)

You would think after years of dealing with wildfires in the Southern Interior, we would know all about being fire smart.

But Lori Daniels says we have a ways to go.

She's an associate professor of Forest Ecology at UBC in Vancouver.

She's one of the speakers at the Wildland Fire Canada conference this week in Kelowna.

The theme is "Building Resilience."

Lori will also be making a public presentation on October 25th at the main branch Kelowna Public LIbrary.

To listen to the full interview, click on the link: Forest ecologist says we need to get fire 'smarter' in B.C.

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