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Costs and benefits of seven post-harvest debris treatments in Alberta’s forests

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub36826
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
February 2010
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
February 2010
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Wildlife
Treatment
Sites
Regeneration
Harvesting
Costs
Alberta
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 11, No. 24
Language
English
Abstract
We surveyed fire behaviour experts and wildlife biologists to rank the importance of four factors that affect the costs and benefits of seven post-harvest debris treatments and to determine the overall costs of each treatment to the forest industry and Alberta’s government. The four factors are fire behaviour potential, wildlife suitability, regeneration capability, and treatment costs.
Fire behaviour
Post-harvest site assessment
Post-harvest treatment
Wildlife habitat
Regeneration
Piling
Burning
Chipping
Debris disposal
Debris management
Alberta
Costs
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Differences in species flammability: identifying less-flammable vegetation

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub36827
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
February 2010
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
February 2010
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Vegetation
Loads
Hybrid
Biomass
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 11, No. 25
Language
English
Abstract
We tested six plant species or mixes at Vegreville, Alberta to determine their ignition and fire behaviour characteristics and whether they could be used along linear corridors to reduce the fire potential at strategic locations. Nine ignition trials over three years and one grass-fire burning into the test plots were completed to allow ranking of the species based on their characteristics. Three of the species were chosen for additional field studies: white clover, yarrow, and Plateau Rocky Mountain fescue.
Flammability
Ignition
White clover
Trifolium repens
Alsike clover
Trivolium hybridum
Yarrow
Achillea millefolium
Plateau Rocky Mountain fescue
Festuca saximontana
Vegetation
Fuel loads
Biomass
Curing
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Effectiveness of mowing grass to reduce potential fire behaviour in corridors

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40898
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
May 2008
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
May 2008
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Intensity
Wildfires
Alberta
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 10, No. 3
Language
English
Abstract
FPInnovations investigated the effectiveness of mowing grass to reduce potential fire behaviour in corridors in Alberta. Plots of grass mowed in the spring or the previous fall were spring burned alongside plots of standing grass, and fire behaviour was documented. Results showed that mowing does influence fire behaviour in grass, and that season of mowing affects fire intensity. Mowing the grass in spring decreased the fire intensity values by 50% relative to no mowing, and fire intensity values decreased by a further 50% if mowing was completed in the fall.
Fire management
Mowing
Fuels
Fuel loading
Fire behaviour
Fire intensity
Grass
Grasslands
Alberta
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Evaluating the fire ignition potential of all terrain vehicles in Alberta forests

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40660
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
April 2004
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
April 2004
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
10 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Vehicles
Systems
Alberta
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 5, No. 8
Language
English
Abstract
The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) evaluated the potential for all terrain vehicles (ATVs) to ignite fires in certain types of wildland fuels. Rechearchers documented exhaust system temperatures, interviewed ATV riders about their riding habits, and inspected ATVs to identify where potentially flammable debris could accumulate on the vehicles.
All-terrain vehicles
ATV
Wildfires
Fire ignition
Exhaust systems
Wildfire cause
Alberta
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Evaluating the relative fire hazard of oriented debris piles and constructed burn piles

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub52822
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Spencer, Stuart
Baxter, Greg
Strimbu, Vladimir
Date
May 2019
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
Spencer, Stuart
Baxter, Greg
Strimbu, Vladimir
Date
May 2019
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
17 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Fire
Piles
Fuel
Residues
Logging
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2019 n.15
Language
English
Abstract
Oriented residue piles and constructed burn piles have different characteristics, including fuel size, composition, and fuel arrangement. The comparative ignition trials conducted in this proof-of-concept study suggest that these characteristics influence the fuel environment, with a higher potential for ignition and sustained burning and greater resultant fire intensity in constructed burn piles. The intent of this proof-of-concept trial was to determine whether logging residue piles that have been oriented for biomass extraction (placed in parallel piles by the processor operator during primary harvesting activities) is a significant fuel hazard that requires further abatement.
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Grass fuel loads on linear disturbances in Alberta

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40751
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
December 2006
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
December 2006
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
8 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Wildfires
Loads
Alberta
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 7, No. 21
Language
English
Abstract
The difficulty of controlling a wildfire may be increased if the fire involves a linear disturbance. Cured grass allows fire to spread quickly and for extended distances. Accurately predicting fire behaviour and thus understanding possible tactics to slow or stop fire spread require a knowledge of the amount of fuel available to burn. The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) tested a technique to quickly assess grass fuel loads using a grass disc meter developed in South Africa that is used to determine a relationship between disc height and fuel load.
Fire management
Wildfires
Fuel loads
Landscape
Fire behaviour
Alberta
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Management of harvesting debris along the eastern slopes of Alberta's Rocky Mountains

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40603
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
2002
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
2002
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Harvesting
Alberta
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 3, No. 42
Language
English
Abstract
Forty years of historical fire data are presented and used to calculate the expected costs of the two current approaches to managing harvesting debris along the eastern slopes of Alerrta's Rocky Mountains. These two approaches are to burn the debris piles or to leave them unburned within the cutblock. Recommendations on the management of this debris are made to forest operators within this region.
Fire history
Harvesting debris
Top piles
Debris management
Rocky Mountains
Chinook winds
Alberta
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Management of harvesting debris in east-central Alberta

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40657
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
April 2004
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
April 2004
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Harvesting
Alberta
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 5, No. 4
Language
English
Abstract
The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) reviewed forty years of historical fire data for the east-central region of Alberta. These data are presented and used to calculate the expected costs of the two conventional approaches to managing harvesting debris, which are to burn the debris piles or to leave them unburned within the cutblock. As well, recommendations on the management of this debris are made to forest operators within this region. This report is the second of four planned reports that will address the harvesting debris issues for different regions of the province.
Fire history
Harvesting debris
Top piles
Debris management
Alberta
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Management of harvesting debris in northern Alberta

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40688
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
January 2005
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
January 2005
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Harvesting
Alberta
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 5, No. 40
Language
English
Abstract
The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) reviewed forty years of historical fire data for the northern region of Alberta. Based on these data, the expected costs are presented for the two conventional approaches to managing harvesting debris: burn the debris piles or leave them unburned within the cutblock. Recommendations on the management of this debris are also made to forest operators within this region. This report is the last of four Advantage reports that addess the harvesting debris issues for different regions of the province.
Fire history
Harvesting debris
Top piles
Debris management
Alberta
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Management of harvesting debris in west-central Alberta

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40673
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
July 2004
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
July 2004
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
12 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Harvesting
Alberta
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 5, No. 20
Language
English
Abstract
The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) reviewed forty years of historical fire data for the west-central region of Alberta. This report presents the expected costs, based on the data, of the two conventional approaches to managing harvesting debris, which are to burn the debris piles or to leave them unburned within the cutblock. FERIC also provides recommendations on the management of this debris for operators within this region. This report is the third of four planned reports that will address the harvesting debris issues for different regions of the province.
Fire history
Harvesting debris
Top piles
Debris management
Alberta
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