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Fire-smart forest management: A pragmatic approach to sustainable forest management in fire-dominated ecosystems

Publication: The Forestry ChronicleApril 2001https://doi.org/10.5558/tfc77357-2

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Sustainable forest management in many of Canada's forest ecosystems requires simultaneously minimizing the socioeconomic impacts of fire and maximizing its ecological benefits. A pragmatic approach to addressing these seemingly conflicting objectives is fire-smart forest management. This involves planning and conducting forest management and fire management activities in a fully integrated manner at both the stand and landscape levels. This paper describes the concept of fire-smart forest management, discusses its need and benefits, and explores challenges to effective implementation. Key words: forest fire management, fire-smart forest management, landscape fire assessment, sustainable forest management

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La pratique du développement durable dans plusieurs des écosystèmes forestiers du Canada doit minimiser des les impacts socio-économiques des incendies de forêt tout en maximisant leur effets bénéfiques sur le plan écologique. Afin de réaliser de concert ces deux objectifs qui semblent contradictoires, une approche pragmatique pourrait être la solution : l'aménagement forestier intelli-feu (c.-à-d. fire-smart). Cette approche vise la planification et la réalisation des activités d'aménagement forestier et de gestion des incendies de façon intégrée, tant au niveau des paysages qu'au niveau des peuplements. Cet article présente le concept d'aménagement forestier intelli-feu, sa nécessité et ses avantages, ainsi que les défis qui se posent face à sa mise en pratique. Mots-clés : aménagement forestier durable, aménagement forestier intelli-feu, évaluation des incendies au niveau du paysage, gestion des incendies de forêt
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The Forestry Chronicle
Volume 77Number 2April 2001
Pages: 357 - 363

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Published online: 21 March 2011

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