Canadian Forest Service Publications

A perception survey of forest fire research needs for west-central Canada. 1995. Pinedo, M.M.; Lee, B.S.; Hirsch, K.G. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Northwest Region, Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton, Alberta. Information Report NOR-X-343.

Year: 1995

Issued by: Northern Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 12019

Language: English

Series: Information Report (NoFC - Edmonton)

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Abstract

A three-part questionnaire was used to identify current and anticipated forest fire research needs and priorities for west-central Canada (Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and the Northwest Territories). In addition, the prioritization of research needs based on their value to the user agencies, and the process of fire research at the Northern Forestry Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, were also discussed by respondents. The questionnaire was completed by 43 professionals, primarily from fire management agencies, the forest industry, academia, and selected resource management agencies. Seventy research needs were ranked for the region and for the provinces and territory according to their present importance (1–2 years) and future importance (3–5 years). In addition, 36 activities were identified by users as potential research activities.