Document


Title

Preliminary fuel consumption guidelines for prescribed burning in Ontario slash fuel complexes
Document Type: Book
Author(s): D. J. McRae
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Abies balsamea
  • Canada
  • diameter classes
  • duff
  • fire danger rating
  • fire exclusion
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • firing techniques
  • flame length
  • forest management
  • fuel loading
  • fuel management
  • fuel types
  • hardwood forests
  • humidity
  • ignition
  • litter
  • logging
  • Ontario
  • Picea mariana
  • pine forests
  • Pinus banksiana
  • precipitation
  • rate of spread
  • season of fire
  • slash
  • soil moisture
  • soil temperature
  • statistical analysis
  • vegetation surveys
  • wind
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39212
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13850
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: CAN DOCS -O-X-316 DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

This report provides interim fuel consumption guidelines for five common slash fuel complexes found in Ontario. Slash fuel consumption and depth of burn were found to be related to preburn fuel. loadings, and to fire weather as expressed by the Buildup Index (BUI), a component code of the Canadian Forest Fire Weather Index (CFFWI). The use of these guidelines for prescribed burn planning is discussed.

Citation:
McRae, D. J. 1980. Preliminary fuel consumption guidelines for prescribed burning in Ontario slash fuel complexes. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canadian Forestry Service, Department of the Environment, Great Lakes Forest Research Centre.