Prescribed burning of the boreal mixedwood slash in the Ontario Clay Belt Region
Document Type: Book
Author(s): D. J. McCrae
Publication Year: 1985

Cataloging Information

  • Abies balsamea
  • Betula papyrifera
  • biomass
  • boreal forests
  • Canada
  • cutting
  • drainage
  • duff
  • experimental fires
  • fire danger rating
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • fuel types
  • hardwood forests
  • headfires
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • Larix laricina
  • logging
  • Ontario
  • organic matter
  • Picea glauca
  • Picea mariana
  • pine forests
  • Pinus banksiana
  • Populus balsamifera
  • Populus tremuloides
  • post fire recovery
  • rate of spread
  • regeneration
  • shrubs
  • slash
  • soils
  • statistical analysis
  • Thuja occidentalis
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39063
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13690
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: CAN DOCS Information Reports O-X-367 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Results and analysis of an experimental burning study on the fire behavior in boreal mixedwood slash in the northern Ontario's Clay Belt Region are presented. Horizontal discontinuity in this fuel type makes fire spread difficult when the fire danger rating is low to moderate. Poor drainage caused by a clay soil parent material disrupts normal duff drying processes. Fire behavior parameters, such as fuel comsumption, rate of spread and frontal fire intensity, and their relationship to the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index System, are discussed in detail

McCrae, D. J. 1985. Prescribed burning of the boreal mixedwood slash in the Ontario Clay Belt Region. Information Report O-X-367. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canadian Forestry Service, Great lakes Forest Research Centre.