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Forest and fire management strategy : Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park Alberta

Description

Cypress Hills Provincial Park contains many natural and cultural values that contribute to a unique ecology in the province and a diversity of attractions for park visitors. However, The current age and composition of the vegetation combined with frequent fire weather conditions create the potential for a catastrophic wildfire in the park that would put significant values at risk. This report addresses the evolution of wildfire as a historic and fundamental agent of forest and grassland renewal and evaluates the current wildfire threat to both human and ecological values. It finds that aggressive fire and forest management commitments are required to protect both human and ecological values in both the short term and long term in Cypress Hill Provincial Park, and a summary of fire and forest management strategies is presented in the conclusion of the report.

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Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park fires forestry forests provincial parks

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

187 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Tourism, Parks, and Recreation (1992,2008-2014)

Contributor

Quintilio, Dennis

Contributor

Rogeau, Marie-Pierre

Place of Publication

Calgary

Resource Dates

Date Created

2009-03-01

Date Added

2015-11-09T21:43:23.030625

Date Modified

2009-03-01

Date Issued

2009-03-01

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Contact

Contact Name

Environment and Parks