The Canadian Partnership for Wildland Fire Science addresses priority research needs by creating a fire science hub, linking partnering organizations with researchers at the University of Alberta and other Canadian and international research institutions. Learn more...
NEWS: June 24th 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.
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.
DID YOU KNOW...
Only 3% of all wildland fires that start each year in Canada grow to more than 200 hectares in area. However, these fires account for 97% of the total area burned across the country.
Fire suppression costs over the last decade in Canada have ranged from about $500 million to $1 billion a year.
Stats from Natural Resources Canada