Cascadia Wildfire and Urban Smoke Working Group

This working group includes researchers and policy experts addressing issues related to forest fires, forest management (wildland and urban), public health, climate change, city planning, and emergency management. The group was set up by the Cascadia Innovation Corridor initiative, a program organized by Challenge Seattle, the British Columbia Business Council, and corporate and academic partners in metro Seattle and metro Vancouver BC.

In 2020, our Working Group held over 50 webinars, recordings of which are all available on this website (see "Webinar Schedule" page). We also had an online symposium, "Wildfire Knows No Borders," with eight speakers, part of the Cascadia Innovation Corridor's series of Virtual Forums.

If you would like to participate in the weekly webinars and other discussions and receive access to recordings of the webinars, please send an email to