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Field Handbook for Prescribed Fire Assessments in British Columbia

Author(s) or contact(s): R.L. Trowbridge, B.C. Hawkes, A.M. Macadam, and J.V. Parminter
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Site Preparation
Series: Land Management Handbook
Other details:  Published 1986. Hardcopy is available.


Prescribed fire is an important site treatment in British Columbia for forest, range, and wildlife management. In 1985, over 135,000 ha in the province were treated with it. This Land Management Handbook contains standard methods of prescribed fire research assessments for logging slash fuels in British Columbia, and describes the procedures required for making pre-burn assessments, observations during the fire, and post-burn assessments. This handbook is designed solely for voluntary operational assessments. It is intended to document the prescribed fire treatment and to assess the success or failure of specific fire prescriptions.

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Updated May 11, 2007