This report summarizes the results of a consultation process with agriculture producers and government agency staff involved in wildfire response.
The report identifies issues and potential solutions associated with communication before, during and after wildfires, i.e., during preparedness, response and recovery.
Seventeen issues and potential solutions are identified and discussed in the report, focusing on four key themes:
- Pre-season communication and preparedness planning
- Communication during wildfire
- Agricultural values at risk and data sources/options
- Integration of agricultural knowledge and capacity
The consultation process revealed that pre-season communication and preparedness planning offers the greatest potential for implementable solutions. These may start to address some of the other communication issues experienced during wildfire.