Researchers concerned about impact of post-wildfire salvage logging

By / Sarita Patel 

New research from the University of British Columbia Okanagan shows that logging on land damaged by wildfires has a negative impact on animals.

Karen Hodges, a biology professor in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science, says the compounded effects of wildfire and post-fire salvage logging are more severe than what wildlife experience from fire alone.

“When trees are removed from a newly burned landscape, birds and mammals lose the last remnants of habitat,” she adds.