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Trevor James Ed 3508 Presentation

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Trevor James Ed 3508 Presentation

  1. 1. Lost Creek Fire<br />Summer Disaster in the Crowsnest Pass<br />Trevor James <br />Education 3508<br />Photo by Gregory Melle<br />
  2. 2. Lost Creek Fire<br /><ul><li>August 21, 2003
  3. 3. Over 20,000 hectares of forest blazed
  4. 4. 6km in width and 50m high
  5. 5. Energy equivalent of an atomic explosion</li></ul> Photo by Dan Dawson<br />
  6. 6. Local Residents Evacuated<br />Residents of Hillcrest evacuated<br />10 a.m. Authorities declare evacuation<br />Few personal possessions salvaged<br />“Feeling of masochistic” explains resident Elaine Hruby<br />Photo by Ron A. Parker<br />
  7. 7. Influence on Industries<br />Timber industry and tourism negatively effected<br />Local dry cleaners, gas stations, restaurants and offices okay<br />Spray Lake sawmills, owning 28% quota of annual allowable salvage, will benefit<br />Gains depend on root scorch and de-barking cost<br />Photo by Sarah<br />
  8. 8. Ecological Effect<br />Pros:<br />Creation of ecological diversity previously nonexistent<br />Development of rich undergrowth<br />Cons:<br />Unsightly terrain – devoid of life<br />Photo by Rachel F. James<br />

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