The Canadian Partnership for Wildland Fire Science addresses priority research needs by creating a fire science hub

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NEWS: June 24th 2020 Minister O'Regan announces commitment to wildfire research across Canada and to support the next generation of wildland fire professionals.

Innovative wildfire management is crucial to ensure forest health and the safety of Canadians.

Canada Wildfire is excited to be part of the wildland fire research network. Huge thank you to everyone involved! This is a huge step to ensure that Canadians can live safely with wildland fire and to protect our future by training young professionals.

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Pelican Moutain

Pelican Moutain is an experimental fire research site. To find out more please check out the article 'Pelican Mountain FireSmart Fuel Management Research Site' in the Canadian Wildland Fire & Smoke Newsletter, Spring 2018 issue. 


  • Canada has about 9% of the world’s forests. Each year over the last 25 years, about 7,300 forest fires have occurred. The total area burned varies widely from year to year but averages about 2.5 million hectares annually.

  • Fire suppression costs over the last decade in Canada have ranged from about $800 million to $1.5 billion a year.

Stats from Natural Resources Canada