Forest fire research in the Canadian Forestry Service
Document Type: Book
Author(s): C. E. Van Wagner
Publication Year: 1984

Cataloging Information

  • Canada
  • combustion
  • fire danger rating
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • fuel moisture
  • lightning caused fires
  • national forests
  • physics
  • post fire recovery
  • presettlement fires
  • succession
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39084
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13713
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: CAN DOCS Information Reports PI-X-48 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the Conclusion: 'The ultimate justification for conducting research on forest fire is a) that it is a complex natural phenomenon with both physical and biological dimensions, b) that it can only be described and understood through scientific investigation, c) that it profoundly affects an immensely important natural resource, and d) that useful information systems of increasing sophistication can be produced that assist appreciably in its management. It has been hardly two decades since increasing enlightenment about the nature of forest fire has prompted the free investigation of all its aspects. The job will be complete when forest science itself has fulfilled its potential.'

Van Wagner, C. E. 1984. Forest fire research in the Canadian Forestry Service. Information Report PI-X-48. Chalk River, Ontario, Canadian Forestry Service, Patawawa National Forestry Institute.