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

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Canada Wildfire NSERC Strategic Network

Researchers across Canada are responding to fire in a changing world by assessing risk and danger and honing solutions to better predict when and where fires might occur and how they might behave.

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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. 


  • 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