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Summer fieldwork at Pelican Mountain
Summer fieldwork at Pelican Mountain
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. 


  • 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

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