As we bring this case study to a close, we prepare ourselves for the start of wildfire season here on the West Coast. This case study is a starting place for students to reflect on the interconnections between our health and our changing climate and to understand how wildfires affect our communities. Moving forward, we hope to see more resources dedicated to supporting community resilience, continued efforts to bring fire back to the landscape through cultural burning and tools that will help communities and cities be prepared in the face fire or smoke. With this resource, students and faculty can begin to understand key stakeholders, actions that need be taken and propose solutions to support the health of people, place and planet.


Aftermath of the Kenow Fire, Waterton Lakes National Park – by Andreas Rutkauskas, All Rights Reserved


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