Look For Burn Scars

The conifer forests that make up most of the nature park have a long and interesting relationship with fire. Variations in climate, weather and the age and density of trees have produced a number of historic fires. These range from gentle ground fires that rejuvenated shrubs and maintained open patches of mature trees to stand-replacing fires that burned everything that could burn and started the forest anew. The low-intensity fires have left some interesting evidence of their passage in fire scars on the trunks of some of the veteran trees. When a low-intensity fire burns along the ground, it rarely sets larger trees on fire. Douglas fir, western larch and ponderosa pine, which are encase

Thanks to Telus for supporting our website project.

This week Telus representative James Letcher presented KNPS president Kent Goodwin with a cheque for $700 to assist with the development of a new Nature Park webpage and video. Our thanks to Telus for supporting this project and helping us share our enthusiasm for the Park. Watch for the launch of the new page early this spring and for the video at the end of the year.

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