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British Columbia should enact massive logging efforts over the next few years to combat the Wildfire crisis

As someone who only recently moved to British Columbia, the state of the Wildfires is astonishing. Australia regularly has bushfires but the smoke never seems to be as damaging as it has been here in BC. I am suggesting that over the next few years British Columbia could allow areas to be logged without re-planting, and increase the amount of areas that are logged, in an effort to reduce the burnable area. I'm sure someone here knows more about forestry that can give me an insight into why or why not this would work.

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Jeremy Williams4 months ago
I am all for this. I'm about to have 2 children under 2 and this smoke can't be good for their health. This could have a lifelong impact on them. Given that the trees are being burned they're essentially going to waste. Perhaps cutting more trees down and not requiring the re-planting would reduce the damage and duration of Wildfires, and increase revenue at the same time. While I'm for this, I can see that there might be an oversupply that would reduce the price of lumber, but surely just the health benefits alone are worth the price?
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Jeremy Williams4 months ago
Oh, and the Tourism dollars that are being lost by one of the most beautiful places on earth should surely be a consideration.
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RoamTravelShow .4 months ago
Yeah, I can see this as a point to a degree. Fire breaks in the form of a deforested section may be a good idea, but I'm guessing that the foliage that would sprout up in those areas would be even more flammable in dry conditions. All the small brush that wouldn't get choked out by trees is what I mean. Forrest fires are natural and benefit a forest in the long run. I think that a better approach might be more controlled burns in the off season to protect towns/cities but leave the rest of the wilderness to do it's own thing. So long as structures aren't being lost a few years of smoke may just help to let nature do it's thing. I haven't been to Australia, but I don't imagine the mountain ranges would trap in smoke from fires there like they do in BC. I have a feeling that its because of our mountains that these fires are getting their smoke trapped within our communities.