International Day of Forests highlights Canadian Rangers

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The International Day of Forests, marked on Mar. 21, is an excellent reminder to British Columbians of how lucky we are to be surrounded by unique rainforests, a treasure to the province and Canada. It’s also a great reminder of our need to protect them.

Unfortunately, wildfire officials predict an early and active spring wildfire season. Persistent drought conditions have left the soil parched, and low snowpack levels threaten forests across the province and beyond.

Fighting the fires and preserving these natural habitats is but one of many duties of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members as part of Operation (Op) Lentus. Last year, almost 500 CAF members were deployed to B.C. forests to help fight the fires.

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