Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FIA Project 4384008

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Refining Mixed Severity Fire Regimes in the Rocky Mountain Forest District: report to Tembec Forest resource management and the Forest Investment Account

Author(s): Gray, Robert W.; Daniels, Lori D.
Imprint: Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia, 2005
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA)
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program - Innovative

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine frequency, and intensity metrics for historic fire activity in areas of five drainages currently modelled as mixed-severity fire regimes.
The last 20 years has produced significant fire activity in British Columbia, especially in the dry interior region of the province. Highly damaging fires and ensuing fire effects have resulted in fire fighter fatalities, destroyed homes and businesses in wildland-urban interface areas, lost provincial revenue from business and personal taxes and timber royalties, unprecedented suppression and rehabilitation costs, and escalating watershed maintenance costs. Forest managers in the province are recognizing that they need a better understanding of fire regimes and fire effects in order to develop more successful fire prevention and suppression plans.
R.W. Gray and L.D. Daniels.


Updated September 08, 2005 

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