Forest Fire Research

Regions: Dehcho Region, North Slave Region, South Slave Region

Tags: physical sciences, ecology, meteorology, forest fire, forest fire management

Principal Investigator: Maffey, Murray (2)
Licence Number: 12357
Organization: Northern Forestry Centre, Forestry Canada
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1993
Project Team: K. Hirsch, B. DeGroot

Objective(s): To continue to participate in the collection of data on fire behaviour and on-site characteristics of weather and fuel type at the Little Rat Lake (Hook Lake) prescribed burn area; to provide continued assistance in the fire history study being conducted in the Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary; to obtain detailed information about the effectiveness of various fire suppression techniques.

Project Description: This ongoing project has several activities associated with the study of fire ecology in the N.W.T.. The researchers are involved with the collection of data at a prescribed burn site located at Little Rat Lake (Hook Lake) near Ft. Resolution. They are also participating in the fire history study in the Mackenzie Bison Sanctuary. Finally, crew leaders from the Ft. Simpson initial attack teams will be interviewed about fire suppression techniques.