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2011 winter mulching operations summary - Rainbow Lake, AB prescribed burn unit

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Author
Large, Jonathan
Date
2011
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Large, Jonathan
Date
2011
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Mulching
Fuel management
Community protection
Mulch
Prescribed burn
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9501 2011
Language
English
Abstract
In March of 2011 FPInnovations staff traveled to Rainbow Lake to create research plots in a prescribed burn unit. Work was conducted using a Gyrotrac GT-18 rotary mulcher, creating three ‘grid-mulched’ plots along with several ‘control’ lines. The grid-mulched areas are to evaluate their effectiveness as fuel reduction treatments, and the control lines were established to monitor their effect on fire behaviour. Work was completed over a three day period.
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Actes du colloque : protéger la forêt naturellement! Colloque sur la lutte biologique et intégrée

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Author
Partenariat innovation forêt
Date
2008
Material Type
Article
Field
Fibre Supply
phéromonostatiques 60 Protection biologique du bois contre le bleuissement à l’aide d’une souche albinos du
Author
Partenariat innovation forêt
Date
2008
Material Type
Article
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Insects
Detection
Protection
Insectes
Maladie
Détection
Series Number
OT 109
Language
English
Abstract
The objective of this symposium is to make known the situation and the needs of the users of various forestry sectors such as those of nurseries, plantations, seed orchards and natural forest. We also want to make known the work in progress that will lead to the development of tools for integrated pest management. This control strategy aims at combining different control methods, whether biological, biotechnological, physical or chemical control methods. It will thus be possible to maintain the damage caused by pests below an economically acceptable nuisance threshold, while promoting the pests' natural enemies.
Abstract
Ce colloque a pour objectif de faire connaître la situation et les besoins des usagers de différents secteurs forestiers tels ceux des pépinières, des plantations, des vergers à graines et de la forêt naturelle. Nous voulons aussi faire connaître les travaux en cours qui mèneront au développement d’outils pour la lutte intégrée. Cette stratégie de contrôle vise à combiner différentes méthodes de lutte, qu’elles soient biologiques, biotechnologiques, physiques ou chimiques. Il sera ainsi possible de maintenir les dégâts causés par les ravageurs sous un seuil de nuisance économiquement acceptable, tout en favorisant les ennemis naturels des ravageurs.
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Advancing knowledge of mid-ply shear walls. Mid-ply shear wall fire resistance testing

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Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
in deflection, or from the shear membrane providing protection to the studs (on the exposed side) [11]. Detailed
Author
Ranger, Lindsay
Dagenais, Christian
Date
March 2021
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
41 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Building construction
Design
Fire
Fire protection
Midply
Midply walls
Shear walls
Walls
Series Number
Technical Report TR 2021 No.78
Language
English
Abstract
The objective of this research is to address a knowledge gap related to fire performance of midply shear walls. Testing has already been done to establish the structural performance of these assemblies. To ensure their safe implementation and their broad acceptance, this project will establish fire resistance ratings for midply shear walls. Fire tests will provide information for the development of design considerations for midply shear walls and confirm that they can achieve at least 1-hour fire-resistance ratings that are required for use in mid-rise buildings.
This research will support greater adoption of mid-rise residential and non-residential wood-frame construction and improve competition with similar buildings of noncombustible construction. This work will also support the development of the APA system report for midply walls, which will be a design guideline for using midply walls in North America.
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Aerial event tracking systems accuracy

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Material Type
Project Proposal
Field
Fibre Supply
Material Type
Project Proposal
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Aerial
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9530 2012
Language
English
Abstract
Event Tacking Systems are marketed as a means to accurately track payload delivery (volumes and delivery points). The question raised in this proposal relates to the accuracy of these tracking systems. How accurate are these devices in terms of payload delivery. What is the error?
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Aerial ignition tracking system - second generation requirements, project plan

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Author
Thomasson, Jim
Date
September 2013
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
 and  polarity   protection.   11. The  logging  unit  may  detect  the  type  of  device
Author
Thomasson, Jim
Date
September 2013
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
6 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Equipment
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9448 2013
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
Ignition specialists with Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) had identified significant operational and reliability issues with the current system and expressed a pressing need for improvement. The Chair of Alberta’s Ignition Working Group asked FPInnovations Wildfire Operations Research to provide a conceptual design for a new aerial-ignition tracking system that addressed the needs and concerns of the ignition specialists. This project was completed under contract for Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. Please contact Jim Thomasson for more details.
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Aerial intelligence-gathering platforms: a needs-analysis for wildfire operations: project note

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Author
Thomasson, Jim
Date
March 2013
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Thomasson, Jim
Date
March 2013
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Aerial
Operations management
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9358 2013
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
One of the latest technological advancements under development is the aerial intelligence-gathering platform. The platform combines geo-referenced images (infrared and colour) with real-time telemetry. Data can be transferred to a fire centre, an incident command post, and hand-held devices. In 2010, FPInnovations conducted an analysis for the British Columbia Wildfire Management Branch to identify the branch’s data collection needs and priorities that might be addressed by this latest technology. This is a directed research project and the results belong to British Columbia Wildfire Management Branch. Please contact Jim Thomasson for details.
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All terrain vehicles as a cause of fire ignition in Alberta forests

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Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
October 2002
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
increased. FERIC initiated this study upon the request of Alberta Environmental Protection to investigate
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
October 2002
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
7 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Vehicles
Fires
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9407 2002
Advantage ; Vol. 3 No. 44
Language
English
Abstract
This study was initiated upon the request of Alberta Environmental Protection to investigate the relationship between all terrain vehicle (ATVs) and fire ignition within Alberta’s forests. The report summarizes the use of ATVs in Alberta and the specific causes of wildfires associated with these vehicles, describes fire history from 1990 to 2002, reports on other agencies’ strategies to lower the probability of ATV-caused fires in forested areas, and makes recommendations for Alberta.
All terrain vehicles, ATV, Wildfire, Fire ignition, Wildfire cause, Alberta.
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Analysis of the occurrence and cause of fires in slash fuels in Alberta for the period 1961-2000

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Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
June 2002
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
processing. The Provincial Policy (Forest and Prairie Protection Regulations Part II), in place for 14 years
Author
Baxter, Greg
Date
June 2002
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
20 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Fuel management
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9364 2002
Internal Report IR-2002-06-13
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
The objective of this fire history study was to investigate whether the current practices are the appropriate strategy in terms of the fire risk created by the top-piles and to provide this information to policy makers to assist in future decisions.
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An analysis of firebrand collection methodologies for spot fire research

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Author
Kapcak, Ezgi
Date
December 2015
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Kapcak, Ezgi
Date
December 2015
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
28 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Mulching
Firebrands
Spot Fires
Fuel management
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9459 2015
Language
English
Abstract
Fuel mastication (mulching) is a widely promoted fuel treatment to mitigate the threat of wildfires in the wildland-urban interface. Mulched fuels produce a different type of fuelbed that may exhibit different fire behaviour when compared to untreated forests. Many have raised the question of whether mulched fuels create more firebrands than untreated forests. Firebrands are burning pieces of wood that are projected beyond the perimeter of a wildfire. When they land they can ignite the fuelbed and create a spot fire. Spot fires advance the spread of forest fires and are a characteristic of extreme fire behaviour, but they are not well studied. To better understand spot fires, we need a better understanding of how firebrands are produced. To research firebrand production, we need to first assess the different methods for collecting firebrands. This study evaluated four methods on a small experimental fire: (1) pans with water, (2) pans with water and with a screen, (3) a tarp and (4) a cloth sheet coated with fire retardant. Our results showed that of the two pan methods, the pan with screen collected fewer firebrands, but the firebrands were heavier than the firebrands collected in the pans without the screen. The tarp almost entirely melted and was an unsuccessful method. The sheet coated with fire retardant was successful in creating a record of firebrand deposition through the presence of recognizable burn marks. Results from the sheets showed that most burning firebrands are relatively small and that as firebrand size increases the frequency of firebrand deposition decreases. An analysis of the sheets and the video footage revealed that an average of 4% of firebrands collected are burning at the time of collection.The advantages of the pan methods were that they captured the firebrands and kept them intact for analysis. The disadvantages were that they required more time to set-up and they did not allow us to distinguish between burning (or glowing) firebrands and extinguished firebrands. The advantages of the sheets were that they only collected data for burning (or glowing) firebrands and they were easy to set up. The disadvantage was that the sheets did not preserve the firebrand itself for analysis. We recommend that future research continue to explore firebrand collection methods as an important step toward understanding firebrand production. Firebrand production is an important area of research to expand the current knowledge base on spot fires. This in turn is beneficial to help create more accurate models of forest fire behaviour, which can help wildfire managers in their decision-making. An understanding of firebrand production in mulched fuels can help evaluate the effectiveness of mulch as a forest fuel treatment.
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An evaluation procedure for short-range fire detection systems, project report

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Author
Thomasson, Jim
Date
July 2014
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Thomasson, Jim
Date
July 2014
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Subject
Equipment
Detection
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9452 2014
Language
English
Abstract
New short-range fire detection systems have recently emerged that have been designed to detect fire on, or near infrastructure such as timber railway bridges, power substations, resource buildings, and camps. Before organizations and agencies will consider installing such technology, they need some assurances that the systems will do what the developers claim. Researchers with the FPInnovations Wildfire Operations Research program have developed a standard test procedure intended to measure the capabilities of these short-range systems.
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