Forest Fires in Canada


Data Sources
Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (

  • 2003 Lost Creek Fire Shapefile
Canada Land Inventory (
GeoBase (
  • DEMs
Government of Alberta (
  • General Fire Statistics
UBC Geography Department (
  • NTS Topography Sheets

Print and Other Sources

  • Canadian Wildland Fire Information System.
  • Chuvieco, Emilio, ed. (2003). Wildland Fire Danger Estimation and Mapping: The Role of Remote Sensing Data. World Scientific: London.
  • Chuvieco, Emilio, and Javier Salas. (1996). "Mapping the spatial distribution of forest fire danger using GIS." In: International Journal of Geographical Information Science. 10, 3, pp. 333-345.
  • CIFFC: Canadian Interagency Forest Fire Centre.
  • Erten, Esra, Vedat Kurgun, and Nebiye Musaoglu. (2004). "Forest Fire Risk Zone Mapping from Satellite Imagery and GIS: A Case Study." ITU, Maslak Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Hirsch, K.G. (1996). Canadian Forest Fire Behavior Prediction (FBP) System: User's Guide.
  • Jaiswal, Rajeev Kumar, Saumitra Mukherjee, Kumaran D. Raju, and Rajesh Saxena. (2002). "Forest Fire Risk Zone Mapping from Satellite Imagery and GIS." In: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 4, 1, pp. 1-10.
  • McAlpine, R.S. and R.H. Wakimoto. (1991). "The Acceleration of Fire from Point Source to Equilibrium Spread." In: Forest Science. 37, 5, pp. 1314-1337.
  • NASA's Earth Observatory Natural Hazards Archive.
  • Oke, T.R. Boundary Layer Climates, 2nd ed. (1988). Taylor and Francis.
  • Omi, Philip N. Forest Fires: A Reference Handbook. ABC Clio: Santa Barbara.
  • Parks Canada - Fire Management Program Audit.
  • Parks Canada - National Parks of Canada - Ecosystem Management - Fire Management.
  • Prometheus: The Canadian Wildland Fire Growth Model.
  • Pyne, Stephen J., Patricia L. Andrews, and Richard D. Laven. (1996). Introduction to Wildland Fire, 2nd ed. John Wiley and Sons: New York.
  • Richards, Gwynfor D. (1995). "A General Mathematical Framework for Modeling Two-Dimensional Wildland Fire Spread." In: International Journal of Wildland Fire. 5, 2, pp. 63-72.
  • Richards, Gwynfor D. (1999). "The Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation of Wildland Fire Perimeter Growth Over a 3-Dimensional Surface." In: International Journal of Wildland Fire. 9, 3, pp. 213-221.
  • Rothermel, Richard C. (1983). "How to Predict the Spread and Intensity of Forest and Range Fires." United States Department of Agriculture: Forest Service. General Technical Report INT-143.
  • Setiawan, Iwan, A.R. Mahmud, S. Mansor, A.R. Mohamed Shariff, and A.A. Nuruddin. (2004). "GIS-grid-based and multi-criteria analysis for identifying and mapping peat swamp forest fire hazard in Pahang, Malaysia." In: Disaster Prevention and Management. 13, 5, pp. 379-386.
  • Stull, Roland. (2000). Meteorology for Scientists and Engineers, 2nd ed. Brooks and Cole.
  • Titus, S.J., P.M. Woodard, and A.F. Johnson. (1992). "Sampling Intensity for Estimating Fuel Moisture Content in Lodgepole Pine and White Spruce Trees." In: International Journal of Wildland Fire. 2, 1, pp. 1-6.

There are many people who helped to make this project possible, so therefore we would like to thank them for all of their time and help.

  • Dr. Brian Klinkenberg, our instructor.
  • Jose Aparicio, lab supervisor.
  • Alejandro Cervantes-Larios, our TA.
  • Anja Tolman, Digital Data Sales and Distribution at BC Ministry of Forests and Range
  • BC Ministry of Forests and Range
  • Alberta Sustainable Resource Development

This project was created by:

  • Jason Knight
  • Jennifer Gerbig
  • Zach Whitman