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CANADIAN BOREAL COMMUNITY FIRESMART PROJECT
Fort Providence, NWT
 
Located approximately 40km north of Fort Providence, NT just off Highway 3, the Canadian Boreal Community FireSmart Project (CBC) site was the location of the International Crown Fire Modelling Experiment (ICFME) between 1995 and 2001. Research activities at the site were taken over by FPInnovations Wildfire Operations Research team in 2001. Working closely with the Government of the Northwest Territories, FPInnovations is able to conduct field experiments using high intensity crown fires in support of numerous projects submitted by members.

See below for links to current and past research projects conducted at the NWT site.

Contacts:
 
Westly Steed CBC Project Manager
Wildfire Risk Management Coordinator, Forest Management Division Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories
 
Ray Ault CBC Science Coordinator
Program Leader - FPInnovations, Wildfire Operations Research
 
 
  Related Documents
 
2016 Activities:
     Info Note: Fire behaviour in jack pine/ black spruce fuels following mulch fuel treatments: a case study at the CBCFS project
     Report: Assessing firebrand collection methodologies
     Report: Effectiveness of stand-cleaning as a forest fuel treatment: observations in a Jack Pine stand at the Fort Providence Research Site
 
2015 Activities:
     Presentation: The history and impact of a 20 year experimental fire research site in the Northwest Territories, Canada
     Video link: Swansea fire research
     Update: Canadian Boreal Community FireSmart Project (NWT, Fort Providence) 2015 accomplishment
     Update: Survival zones for wildland firefighters: data collection in a natural opening in timber (No.3)
     Update: Survival zones for wildland firefighters: data collection in a natural opening in timber (No.2)
     Update: Survival zones for wildland firefighters: data collection in a natural opening in timber (No.1)
 
2014 Activities:
     Video: Wildfire smoke training for lookout observers: Video # 1
     Video: Wildfire smoke training for lookout observers: Video # 2
     Conference Poster: Fire behaviour data collection in mulch fuelbeds
     Link: Mathematical model and sensor development for measuring energy transfer from wildland fires
 
2013 Activities:
     Report: Evaluating the effectiveness of FireSmart priority zones for structure protection
     Report: Survival zones for wildland firefighters: a case study in Jack Pine
     Report: Can light stand thinning weaken an advancing crown fire? A case study in Black Spruce (Picea mariana)
 
2012 Activities:
     Note: Canadian Boreal Community FireSmart Project Site, Fort Providence, NT 2012 Participants
     Note: Modelling ignition probability in mulched fuel beds - Summer Burning Actitivies - Fort Providence, NT
     Note: Design and construction of a terra torch with in-line mixing - Summer Burning Activities - Fort Providence, NT
     Note: Survival zones for wildland firefighters - Summer Burning Activites – Fort Providence, NT
     Note: Evaluating the Effectiveness of FireSmart Priority Zones for Structure Protection
     Note: Fire behaviour in mulched fuel beds along linear corridors - Summer Burning Activites – Fort Providence, NT
     Note: Effectiveness of thinning as a forest fuel treatment in jack pine/black spruce stands - Summer Burning Actitivies - Fort Providence, NT
 
2011 Activities:
     Report: Winter Mulching Operations, Fort Providence, NWT
 
2010 Activities:
     Report: Fire behaviour in thinned jack pine: two case studies of FireSmart treatments in Canada Northwest Territories
 
2009 Activities:
     Report: Use of sprinklers and aqueous gel for structure protection from wildfire - case study 2
 
2008 Activities:
     Report (with video clips): Use of sprinklers and aqueous gel for structure protection from wildfire
     Report: Use of sprinklers and aqueous gel for structure protection from wildfire
     Report: Temperature profiles above buring piles: a report based on data collected in the Northwest Territories in June 2007
     Report: Removal of tree crowns under winter conditions: case study using a Terra Torch - Fort Providence, NWT
 
2007 Activities:
     Report: Effectiviness of forest fuel management: a crown fire case study in the Northwest Territoris, Canada
     Note: Exploring a method to evaluate the ability of water enhancing gel to stop wildfire spread
 
2006 Activities:
     Report: Can fire suppressant gels protect log decks? Part II - a case study to test gel effectiveness against ignition from burning embers
     Report: Can fire suppressant gels protect log decks? Part III - two case studies to test gel effectiveness against radiant and covective heat transfer
     Report: Can fire suppressant gels protect log decks? A case study to test the concept
     Database: International Crown Fire Modelling Experient (ICFME) DVD list
 
2005 Activities:
     Notes: Additional publications on the International Crown Fire Modeling Experiment included in the latest Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference proceedings
 
2004 Activities:
     Presentation: NWT fuel modification study
 
2003 Activities:
     Report: Sprinkler system trial in the NWT
     Report: ATV exhaust system surface temperatures
     Report: Debris burning in the NWT at the Community Fire Protection Treatment and Demonstration Trials
     Report: Stand density plots at the NWT Community Fire Protection Treatment and Demonstration Trials
 
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