Prescribed fire in Canada...a time of transition
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): S. Taylor
Publication Year: 1998

Cataloging Information

  • Betula papyrifera
  • boreal forests
  • British Columbia
  • burning permits
  • Canada
  • catastrophic fires
  • coniferous forests
  • education
  • fire danger rating
  • fire frequency
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • general interest
  • grasslands
  • liability
  • logging
  • national parks
  • Native Americans
  • natural areas management
  • Ontario
  • Picea glauca
  • Picea mariana
  • Pinus banksiana
  • Pinus contorta
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • Pinus resinosa
  • Pinus strobus
  • Populus tremuloides
  • prescribed fires (chance ignition)
  • presettlement fires
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • site treatments
  • succession
  • surface fires
  • wildfires
  • wildlife habitat management
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 11139
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From the text...'Canada contains a great deal of land that, although not officially designated as such, is wilderness. In the past, many fires that occurred in remote areas and did not threaten economic resources wre not aggressively suppressed. However, this was often done on an ad hoc basis. Most Canadian fire managment agencies have now developed formal approaches to modifying suppression actions based on burning conditions, resource values, initial attack effectiveness, and fire management resource availability...The need to facilitate prescribed burning for ecosystem management is greatest in traditional surface-fire maintained ecosystems in southern Canada where wildfire has been all but eliminated.'

Taylor, S. 1998. Prescribed fire in Canada...a time of transition. Wildfire, v. 7, no. 11, p. 34-37.