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    Title:Fuelbreak effectiveness in Canada's boreal forests: a synthesis of current knowledge
 
    Year:2010
 
    Status:Completed
 
    Researcher(s):Colleen Mooney (Lead)
 
    Abstract:Most North American fire management agencies have initiated fuel management programs to reduce the effect of wildfire on human, property and resource values. Although fire behaviour principles are considered when developing fuel management treatments there is little in the literature that attempts to measure the effectiveness of various treatment options for different fuel types. Consequently, fuel treatments that are conclusively supported by science and validated with case studies are rare. However, it is recognized within the fire community that experienced-based knowledge, gained from extensive fire experience, is an important source of information used for designing effective fuel treatments.This project aimed to synthesize the current state of knowledge of fuelbreak effectiveness from conventional sources of information, augmented by agency practices and experience-based knowledge from fire personnel.
 
    Advisory Member(s):Parks Canada; Saskatchewan Environment
 
    Other Collaborator(s):Parks Canada
 
    Tags:Corridor; see all tags...
 
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