Project Code: OF-06-P004
Program: FRIP
Sponsor:Foothills Research Institute - fRIResearch
Project Status:Completed

Object & Deliverables

Use of natural disturbance patterns as guides for management and planning decisions by Dave Adison, FRI applicant.

The goal of the study was to understand the spatial patterns and the processes of natural wildfire events across Alberta and Saskatchewan.

The ultimate goal was to provide to land management partners in Alberta and Saskatchewan the basic knowledge required to develop more robust and sustainable management guidelines/models for managing for historical disturbance patterns at operational scales.

Objectives included:

  • To quantify the patterns of survival within historical, natiural wildfires across Alberta and Saskatchewan
  • To identify, and predict for the purposes of planning, how wildfire regimes manifest themselves in terms of pattern response at fine to intermediate scales across most of the western Canadian Boreal landscape
  • To make research results available in a variety of forms to maximize exposure¬† to new knowledge and their potential implications to forest management within Alberta and Saskatchewan
  • To provide links to related management tools that will help partners integrate this new information into operational reality


Final Report


The final report was prepared by David Andison September 15, 2012.