Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R2003-112

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Development of Multi-Attribute Risk Assessment and Management Tools for Results-Based Fire Management in British Columbia.

Author(s): Hawkes, Brad (Canadian Forest Service)
Subject: Biodiversity, Biology, Climate, Extension, Fire, Forestry, Integrated resource management, Landscape ecology, Silviculture/Forest Management Systems, Technology/GIS/Modeling/Remote Sensing
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program


Better information and tools are required for assessing fire risk and for evaluating alternative management strategies, including different control and prevention options. This research program will review relevant fire risk assessment and management tools from other jurisdictions, develop a multi-attribute framework for assessing risks and for comparing management alternatives, assess the actual impacts of two recent large fires in the province, and conduct a strategic-level regional assessment of fire risk in the South-Central Region of B.C. This research program includes various extension tasks to provide input on all deliverables and to communicate results to managers and policy-makers.

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