Outcomes and Monitoring Process

As the rebuilding process is still underway, it may be too early for a comprehensive follow-up on the effectiveness of the program thus far. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo is continuing its FireSmart outreach program as continuing adherence and maintenance is critical to the upkeep of FireSmart principles. It may be too early to tell, but one of the major barriers to maintaining resilience is ensuring that lot-level vegetation remains adherent to FireSmart principles. This takes time and money and as the memory of the fire fades, so too may the incentive to keep working on resilience. Continued education and outreach by the municipal government is necessary but requires dedicated political will and budget allotment.