Playing with fire: vegetation management in the Canadian Parks Service
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): S. Woodley
Coordinator(s): J. K. Brown; R. W. Mutch; C. W. Weatherspoon; R. H. Wakimoto
Publication Year: 1995

Cataloging Information

  • age classes
  • Canada
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • evolution
  • fire exclusion
  • fire frequency
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • histories
  • mosaic
  • national parks
  • vegetation surveys
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: August 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 47967
Tall Timbers Record Number: 24006
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:INT-320
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text ... 'The Canadian Parks Service has a fire management policy that is best described as evolving. The development history of the fire policy and current practices have been reviewed by other authors (Lopoukhine, 1993; Westhaver, 1992; Day and others, 1988, Van Wagner and Methven, 1980). The purpose of this paper is to examine the conceptual evolution of the Canadian Parks Services attitude to fire and speculate on where it is heading.'

Woodley, S. 1995. Playing with fire: vegetation management in the Canadian Parks Service, in Brown, J. K., Mutch, R. W., Spoon, C. W., and Wakimoto, R. H., Proceedings: symposium on fire in wilderness and park management. Missoula, MT. USDA Forest Service, Internountain Research Station,Ogden, UT. p. 30-33,General Technical Report INT-GTR-320.