9 record(s) found with the tag "forest fire management" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Ecohydrologic Impacts of Wildfire on Peatlands
Principal Investigator: Waddington, J.M.
Licenced Year(s): 2010 2009
Summary: To investigate how the amount of peat consumption during wildfire in bogs or fens (muskeg), is affected by weather, fire behaviour, and properties of the tree canopy. Researchers will manually measure various aspects of the peat, such as total peat depth and the proportion of unburned peat present in the area. Peat depth measurements will be made by driving a 2.5cm steel rod into the peat with...


Community Fire Project
Principal Investigator: Lanoville, Rick
Licenced Year(s): 2004 2003
Summary: This project will use experimental prescribed burns to evaluate the effectiveness of forest fuel treatments and sprinkler systems in protecting homes and communities from wildfires. It will also provide on-the-job training for young adults as well as op...


International Crown Fire Modelling Experiment, Ft. Providence, NWT
Principal Investigator: Alexander, Martin E.
Licenced Year(s): 2000 1999 1998 1997
Summary: With the assistance of NWT Dept. of Renewable Resources fire management personnel, a study site was located approximately 50 km north of Fort Providence. A dense jack pine stand occupies the site. Surrounded by marshland, this site is ideally suited to supporting the high-intensity crown fires required in this study. Ten burning plots were located in this site. Firelines approximately 50 m wide w...


A Fire History, Fuel and Ecological Assessments of the Fort Smith, NWT area
Principal Investigator: Brungs Simard, Hanita
Licenced Year(s): 1996
Summary: The study area will be sampled on a 2x2 km grid as the vegetation type of the area in question is predominantly jack pine. At each 2 km interval 3 procedures are done: 1) plant identification and % cover of each species in approx. 100 m. sq., 2) tally of the fuels (logs, twigs, branches) that fall along a triangular transect, 3) discs are removed from one large unscarred tree and one scarred tree...


Forest Fire Research
Principal Investigator: Maffey, Murray
Licenced Year(s): 1993 1992
Summary: 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 w...


Management Implications of Integrating Public Consultation and Prioritized Values-at-Risk in NWT Forest Fire Management Policy
Principal Investigator: Clark, Kim
Licenced Year(s): 1991
Summary: The Researcher will conduct interviews with individuals and agencies. Questions will be designed to solicit individual and community definition and prioritization of resources (values-at-risk) endangered by forest fire....


Devolution of Forest Management and Fire Suppression
Principal Investigator: Abele, Francis
Licenced Year(s): 1989
Summary: Dr. Francis Abele is studying the transfer of government responsibilities from the federal to territorial government. She is studying the transfer of fire fighting and forestry management. Her main questions are: Did the transfer lead to better services f...


Testing the WCM Surface Wind Prediction Model at High Latitudes
Principal Investigator: Pickford, Stewart G.
Licenced Year(s): 1988
Summary: Dr. Pickford has developed a computer model that predicts how forest fires will spread in relation to the weather conditions. However, this model was developed for use in southern Canada where wind conditions are different. He wants to collect weather information from the central Mackenzie Valley area so that he can evaluate whether his model is useful in the north....


Effects of fire on plants, animals and human land use
Principal Investigator: Wein, Ross
Licenced Year(s): 1984
Summary: To gather information on fire behaviour, the effects of fire on plants and animals, and the social implications of fire management. Satellite imagery processing, aerial photography and ground censusing will be used....


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