Canada Wildfire Monthly Webinar Series
Grassland Fire Research Database:
Analysis of the Impact of Fire on Grassland Productivity and Diversity
with Dinyar Minocher and Roy Vera-Velez
Date: September 8, 2023, Time: 9:30 to 11:00 am MDT
Join us to hear about the role of the Canadian Prairies Prescribed Fire Exchange (CPPFE) as an avenue that enables various organizations, landowners, and groups to adopt effective fire practices. You will also learn about the grassland fire research database, a key initiative of the CPPFE designed to disseminate the most relevant scientific information available to fire practitioners. The latest findings from a quantitative analysis of the grassland fire research database, examining the impact of fire on both grassland productivity and diversity will also be explored.
The Canadian Wildland Fire and Smoke Newsletter Spring 2023 edition is out! This issue features articles about:
the importance of knowledge exchange and lessons learned through the implementation of the fire danger rating system in Ontario,
classifying fuels using data from the Alberta Wildland Fuels Inventory Program,
the newly launched Grassland Fire Database, and
an opinion piece on wildfire science in a century of emergencies.
Canada Wildfire Strategic Plan 2022-2027
One of the key goals of Canada Wildfire is to improve the understanding of the science behind wildfires and to help develop more effective methods for managing them. This will involve conducting research in areas such as fire behaviour, fire ecology, and fire risk assessment and using the knowledge gained to inform policy and practice.
The Strategic Plan sets out partnerships as the key to meeting those goals by bringing together stakeholders from a wide range of backgrounds, including government agencies, academic institutions, and indigenous communities; this initiative seeks to create a more integrated and coordinated approach to vegetation fire management.