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Burn trial of a lowland site vegetated by less-flammable native species

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9491
Author
Baxter, Greg
Woosaree, Jay
Date
February 2011
Material Type
Research Report
Field
Fibre Supply
is typical of towns within Alberta’s forests and environmental conditions. Once the surrounding vegetation
Author
Baxter, Greg
Woosaree, Jay
Contributor
Alberta Innovates Technology Futures
Date
February 2011
Material Type
Research Report
Physical Description
16 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Flammability
Ignition
Corridor
Fuel management
Vegetation
Biomass
Alberta
Fire protection
Wildfires
Fuel treatment
Series Number
Wildfire 9491 2011
Location
Hinton, Alberta
Language
English
Abstract
On October 19, 2010 one of three experimental sites at Chisholm Alberta was burned to test the effectiveness of the selected native Alberta less-flammable species (Baxter 2010) in a wildfire situation. Plateau Rocky Mountain fescue, yarrow and white clover had been planted in a natural environment in 2008 at three sites in and around the hamlet of Chisholm, Alberta. Test burns were planned for spring and fall conditions to reflect the primary grass fire hazard. This paper will report on the fall burning season. Spring fire season testing is planned for 2011. Depending on the success of the selected species (sufficient establishment and response to fire), these mixtures could be seeded in and around values at risk, along linear corridors, or for community protection purposes; such as FireSmart™ projects.
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Comparison of clearing-saw cutting attachments for weeding young conifer plantations

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub6046
Author
Holmsen, S.D.
Whitehead, R.J.
Date
1988
Edition
43321
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Holmsen, S.D.
Whitehead, R.J.
Date
1988
Edition
43321
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
21 p
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Silviculture
Vegetation
Series Number
FO Special Report
Language
English
Abstract
In a study funded under FRDA, FERIC AND PFC established research plots for the silvicultural assessment of a vegetation-management trial in Nelson. FERIC conducted productivity assessments of three cutting attachments for Husqvarna clearing saws; the Maxi 200, Multi 300, and Multi 255-4. Pretreatment vegetation and port-treatment seedling damage were examined by PFC researchers. This report summarizes the first-year results. Follow-up revegetation and crop growth response will be monitored and reported by PFC.
Vegetation control
MOTOR MANUAL METHOD
Brush saws
Cutting attachments
Husqvarna 244RX clearing saw
PLANTATIONS
SOFTWOODS
EVALUATION
PRODUCTIVITY
COSTS
Time study
Seedling damage
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A comparison of the Silva Wadell powered cone scarifier and TTS-35 disc trencher in Central Newfoundland

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub43995
Author
Dominy, S.W.J.
Date
March 1993
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Dominy, S.W.J.
Date
March 1993
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
22 p
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Vegetation
Treatment
Slash treatment
Scarifying equipment
Slash
Sites
Site preparation
Scarification
Preparation
Power supply
Energy
Series Number
FO Special Report ; SR 84
Language
English
Abstract
SITE PREPARATION
Scarifying equipment
Cone scarifiers
Disc trenchers
Vegetation control
Slash treatment
Comparison
Microsites
DONAREN 180D POWERED-DISC TRENCHER
SILVA WADELL POWERED-CONE SCARIFIER
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Comparison of two site preparation treatments using the Meri Crusher

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub40483
Author
Mitchell, Janet L.
Date
October 2000
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
vegetation control from Calamagrostis canadensis (marsh reed grass) and aspen. However, harvesting in aspen
Author
Mitchell, Janet L.
Date
October 2000
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
4 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Vegetation
Sites
Site preparation
Scarifying equipment
Scarification
Saskatchewan
Preparation
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 1, No. 24
Language
English
Abstract
Mistik Management Ltd. has been using a Meri Crusher mounted on a small loader since 1998 to prepare sites for planting. The Meri Crusher mulches the organic material and mixes the mulched material with mineral soil to create a mixed microsite to favour planted white spruce and provide vegetation control from Calamagrostis canadensis (marsh reed grass) and aspen. However, harvesting in aspen and mixedwood forests creates moderate to high slash loading. When the Meri Crusher is used for site preparation, these slash loadings have led to low machine productivity.
Site preparation
Scarifying equipment
Vegetation control
Crushers (silv.)
Mulching
Comparison
Meri crusher
Saskatchewan
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COSIA in-situ oil sands shared practices for working in and around wetlands

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub7667
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Osko, Terry
Pyper, Matthew
Date
February 2018
Edition
52674
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
pad, road, and culvert settlement; culvert bowing and failure; and tree mortality or other vegetation
Author
Gillies, Clayton
Osko, Terry
Pyper, Matthew
Date
February 2018
Edition
52674
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
76 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Transportation Infrastructure
Subject
Alberta
Roads
Culverts
Vegetation
Series Number
Report
Language
English
Abstract
Wetlands are a critical and valued component of boreal landscapes in northeastern Alberta, and they comprise a significant proportion of operational tenures within the in-situ oil sands region. While companies have made progress on avoidance and mitigation strategies to reduce their impacts to wetlands, they also face many common challenges, including pad, road, and culvert settlement; culvert bowing and failure; and tree mortality or other vegetation changes in wetlands adjacent to roads. This document compiles a toolbox of shared practices currently in use by COSIA companies, or which have been used but were found to be unsuccessful.
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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
, and in the use of less-flammable vegetation to minimize the effects of fire in key areas. Currently, Alberta has
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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Effect of air pollution on wood production and quality

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub37177
Author
Keith, C.T.
Date
March 1987
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Keith, C.T.
Date
March 1987
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
1 v.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Wood quality
Wood
Vegetation
Quality control
Qualitative analysis
Pollution
Air pollution
Air
Series Number
CFS No. 36;04-55-12-102
W-446
Location
Ottawa, Ontario
Language
English
Abstract
Wood quality
Air pollution - Damage to vegetation
Air pollution - Effects
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Evaluating the effectiveness of FireSmart priority zones for structure protection

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39760
Author
Walkinshaw, Stew
Schroeder, Dave
Date
November 2013
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
...........................................................................................................................................19 �FPInnovations 4 Keywords FireSmart, Vegetation control, Wildfires, Thinning, Fire behaviour
Author
Walkinshaw, Stew
Schroeder, Dave
Date
November 2013
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
20 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Fire
Fire Control
Vegetation
Wildfires
Advantage
Series Number
Advantage ; Vol. 14, No. 6
Language
English
ISSN
14933381
Abstract
When wildfire escapes into the wildlands-urban interface, homes, industrial facilities, and other urban values can be threatened or destroyed. As recommended by the FireSmart Canada program, vegetation management is a key principle in mitigating the risk of wildfire affecting urban values. In 2007, at a forested test site in the Northwest Territories, Canada, FPInnovations evaluated the effectiveness of using vegetation management- i.e., removal and reduction of forest fuels from the vicinity of a small building- as a strategy for protecting the building from wildfire.
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Evaluating the effectiveness of FireSmart priority zones for structure protection, project note

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub9424
Author
Walkinshaw, Stew
Schroeder, Dave
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
January 2012
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Stew Walkinshaw Dave Schroeder Steven Hvenegaard Keywords FireSmart™, vegetation management, fuel
Author
Walkinshaw, Stew
Schroeder, Dave
Hvenegaard, Steven
Date
January 2012
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
19 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Forestry
Subject
Fire
Fire Control
Vegetation
Wildfires
Advantage
Series Number
Wildfire 9424 2012
Language
English
Abstract
The Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada (FERIC) (now FPInnovations) surveyed off-highway, ground-based water delivery systems working in Alberta wildland fire operations to develop a recommended standard for these types of systems. This report contains information useful in the design and operation of mobile water delivery equipment in support of Alberta fire operations.
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Evaluation of the Donaren 180D powered-disc trencher in Central Newfoundland, and a comparison with the Silva Wadell powered-cone scarifier

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub43994
Author
Dominy, S.W.J.
Date
December 1993
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Dominy, S.W.J.
Date
December 1993
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
14 p
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Vegetation
Treatment
Slash treatment
Scarifying equipment
Slash
Sites
Site preparation
Scarification
Preparation
Power supply
Energy
Series Number
FO Special Report ; SR 88
Language
English
Abstract
SITE PREPARATION
Scarifying equipment
Cone scarifiers
Disc trenchers
Vegetation control
Slash treatment
Comparison
Microsites
DONAREN 180D POWERED-DISC TRENCHER
SILVA WADELL POWERED-CONE SCARIFIER
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