FOR 3456 – Forest Watershed and Forest Fire Management

Professor: Dr. Paul Arp
Lab Instructor: Mark Castonguay
Teaching Assistants: Marie-France Jones, Ainslee MacMillan, and Mike Fulton

Emphasizes the principles of management of watersheds and fire at the stand and landscape level. Influences of climate, topography/terrain, and stand and fuel types are covered. Concepts of watershed conservation are introduced as well as principles and models dealing with water retention and flow, and carbon and nutrient cycling in primary forest watersheds. Fire management concepts deal with the Fire Weather Index system, the Fire Behaviour Prediction system, fire ecology, and fire management strategies, tactics and operations.

Lecture Summaries:

January 4th – 9th, 2018

January 16th & January 18th, 2018

January 23rd, 2018

January 25th, 2018

January 30th & February 1st, 2018

February 6th & 8th, 2018

Lab Session Report Outlines & In-Lab Handouts:

2016-01-06 16.13.39Lab 1 – Soil Moisture Measurements

Lab 2 – Soil Moisture Statistics – MLRA

Lab 3 – Permeameter Hydro Tube Modeling – STELLA

Lab 4 – Watershed & Trafficability Modeling – STELLA

Labs 5 & 6 – IFS Research Sites – Biomass, Nutrient Cycling & Forest Disturbance Modeling

* The Watershed Center teaches the Forest Watershed portion of the class, the Fire Management is taught by another individual.