Cured grasses can ignite easily and allow fire to spread quickly along linear corridors. Knowing the amount of grass available to burn can help fire managers accurately predict fire behaviour and manage the risk. In 2004 and 2005, researchers at FPInnovations (Baxter 2006) applied the grass disc meter method developed in South Africa (Trollope and Potgieter 1986) to estimate grass fuel loads along linear corridors created by powerlines, pipelines, seismic lines, railways and roadways in central Alberta. From the data collected in that study, researchers were able to express the linear relationship between disc height and grass fuel load with the following equation: y = 0.1707x + 1.6304, where, x = disc height (cm) and y = fuel load (t/ha). This relationship has a R2 value of 0.9284, indicating a strong relationship between the variables. Researchers concluded that the grass disc meter was a simple and effective tool that fire managers could use to quickly assess grass fuel loads for input into fire behaviour models.