Select keynote and breakout presentation videos were captured at the conference. For downloadable presentation slides, see Presentations page.

For the time being, most videos are accessible only to WFC2016 attendees. The exceptions are the two videos marked ‘Video – public’, which are visible to all.


Keynote: Building Resilience for Future Emergencies – Satyamoorthy Kabilan, Conference Board of Canada. [Video – public]

Keynote: Event Attribution – The Emerging Science of Attributing Causes to Extreme Events. Francis Zwiers, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium. [Video]

Keynote: Perspectives from Wilderness. Carol Miller, USDA Forest Service, Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute. [Video]

Special Session: 2016 Horse River Wildfire in Alberta, Canada

  • Why some homes survived: learning from the Fort McMurray wildfire disaster. Alan Westhaver, ForestWise Environmental Consulting, Ltd. [Video]

Keynote: What Turns a Fire into a Tragedy? John Maclean, author and journalist. [Video]


Breakout: Remote monitoring cameras offer a force multiplier advantage in wildland fire management. Andrew Low, BC Wildfire Service. [Video]

Breakout: Parattack – The evolution of smoke jumping in the BCWS. Thomas Reinboldt, BC Wildfire Service. [Video – public]

Breakout: BC Wildfire Service chainsaw program. Chris Spronken, BC Wildfire Service. [Video]

Breakout: Development, maintenance and evolution of the Waskesiu community fuelbreak, Prince Albert Nat. Park. Dean Macdonald, Parks Canada. [Video]

Breakout: Fuel moisture changes from a sprinkler watering treatment in interior Alaska boreal forest. Devon Barnes, BC Wildfire Service and University of Alberta. [Video]

Breakout: Fuel management database. Rex Hsieh, FP Innovations. [Video]