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Evaluating the effectiveness of FireSmart priority zones for structure protection

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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
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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