FOR 3456 – Forest Watershed and Forest Fire Management

Instructor: Dr. Paul Arp
Lab Instructor: Mark Castonguay
Teaching Assistant: Marie-France Jones, Shane Furze & Marie Laforet

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.

Lab Session Report Outlines & In-Lab Handouts

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

Lab 2 – Statistics

Lab 3 – STELLA Hydro Tube Modelling

Lab 4 – STELLA Watershed Modelling (continued…)

Lab 5 – GIS

Lab 6 – STELLA Biomass & Nutrient Cycling

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