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Crowsnest Fire August  2, 2003,  Figure 1. Northwest Crown Fire Experiment 1
<ul><li>A random fire got out of control. </li></ul>The energy equivalent of an atomic explosion  A 6-km wall of flame rea...
<ul><li>Her husband was working in Fort McMurray </li></ul>Elaine Hruby  At 10 a.m. authorities told her to leave…  She gr...
She drove about 20 km west along the valley sat down on a rock ledge and watched the flames  Figure 3. Hillcrest Fire: Aug...
“ I felt masochistic, sitting on the outcropping,”  “ But those flames were like a magnet.” (Steven Frank, 2003) 5 Figure ...
The blaze burned over 20,000 hectares of forest Impact Figure 5. Burned Trail. 6
Impact Tourism was hit hard  Figure 5. Burned Trail. 6
Impact Spray Lake Sawmills, will use a significant amount of the burnt lumber.  Figure 6. Lost Creek Fire, Looking South: ...
Impact It has a 28% quota of the annual allowable salvage rights  Figure 6. Lost Creek Fire, Looking South: July 2003. 7
Impact Salvage efforts depend upon the amount of root scorch and the cost to pursue the salvage.  Figure 7. Turtle Mountai...
Ecological Significance <ul><li>A burned area is black and looks devoid of life  </li></ul>Figure 8. Fire creates the cond...
<ul><li>Over time it creates diversity  </li></ul>Ecological Significance Figure 8. Fire creates the conditions that allow...
<ul><li>It allows for the development of rich undergrowth.  </li></ul>Ecological Significance (Jennifer Isaac, 2003.) Figu...
SOURCES <ul><li>Image obtained from: PLOS Biology. (2004). World on fire, [Online Image] Retrieved September 21, 2009, fro...
<ul><li>5. Steven Frank (2003, August 13).  A summer in flames . Retrieved from  http://www.globalforestscience.org/newsro...
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Crowsnest Fire

  1. 1. Crowsnest Fire August 2, 2003, Figure 1. Northwest Crown Fire Experiment 1
  2. 2. <ul><li>A random fire got out of control. </li></ul>The energy equivalent of an atomic explosion A 6-km wall of flame reached 50 m into the sky. Every 30 minutes Figure 2. Ridge Forest Fire 2
  3. 3. <ul><li>Her husband was working in Fort McMurray </li></ul>Elaine Hruby At 10 a.m. authorities told her to leave… She grabbed the lamp and a little plastic Buddha. ..immediately her jewelry
  4. 4. She drove about 20 km west along the valley sat down on a rock ledge and watched the flames Figure 3. Hillcrest Fire: August 2, 2003. 3
  5. 5. “ I felt masochistic, sitting on the outcropping,” “ But those flames were like a magnet.” (Steven Frank, 2003) 5 Figure 4. Crowsnest Mountain, Looking West: August 2, 2003. 4
  6. 6. The blaze burned over 20,000 hectares of forest Impact Figure 5. Burned Trail. 6
  7. 7. Impact Tourism was hit hard Figure 5. Burned Trail. 6
  8. 8. Impact Spray Lake Sawmills, will use a significant amount of the burnt lumber. Figure 6. Lost Creek Fire, Looking South: July 2003. 7
  9. 9. Impact It has a 28% quota of the annual allowable salvage rights Figure 6. Lost Creek Fire, Looking South: July 2003. 7
  10. 10. Impact Salvage efforts depend upon the amount of root scorch and the cost to pursue the salvage. Figure 7. Turtle Mountain Fire: August 2, 2003. 8
  11. 11. Ecological Significance <ul><li>A burned area is black and looks devoid of life </li></ul>Figure 8. Fire creates the conditions that allow the regeneration of a variety of plant species. 9
  12. 12. <ul><li>Over time it creates diversity </li></ul>Ecological Significance Figure 8. Fire creates the conditions that allow the regeneration of a variety of plant species. 9
  13. 13. <ul><li>It allows for the development of rich undergrowth. </li></ul>Ecological Significance (Jennifer Isaac, 2003.) Figure 8. Fire creates the conditions that allow the regeneration of a variety of plant species. 9
  14. 14. SOURCES <ul><li>Image obtained from: PLOS Biology. (2004). World on fire, [Online Image] Retrieved September 21, 2009, from http://www.plosbiology.org/article/fetchObject.action?uri=info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.0020054.g001&representation=PNG_M </li></ul><ul><li>Image obtained from: Foothills Amateur Radio Society. (2003). Forest fire threat analysis in crowsnest pass, ab, [Online Image]. Retrieved September 21, 2009, from http://www.geog.ubc.ca/courses/geog376/students/class06/fire/ridge_forest_fire.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Image obtained from: Knight , Jason. (photographer). (2003). Forest fire threat analysis in crowsnest pass, ab, [Online Image]. Retrieved September 21, 2009, from : http://www.geog.ubc.ca/courses/geog376/students/class06/fire/hillcrest.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>Image obtained from: Knight , Jason. (photographer). (2003). Forest fire threat analysis in crowsnest pass, ab, [Online Image]. Retrieved September 21, 2009, from : http://www.geog.ubc.ca/courses/geog376/students/class06/fire/crowsnest_mtn_west.jpg </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>5. Steven Frank (2003, August 13). A summer in flames . Retrieved from http://www.globalforestscience.org/newsroom/gf_news/pdf/8-18-03Time.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>6. Image obtained from: Foothills Amateur Radio Society. (2003). Forest fire threat analysis in crowsnest pass, ab, [Online Image]. Retrieved September 21, 2009, from : http://www.geog.ubc.ca/courses/geog376/students/class06/fire/ridge_burned_trail.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>7. Image obtained from: Knight , Jason. (photographer). (2003). Forest fire threat analysis in crowsnest pass, ab, [Online Image]. Retrieved September 21, 2009, from : http://www.geog.ubc.ca/courses/geog376/students/class06/fire/lost_creek_fire_south.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>8. Image obtained from: Knight , Jason. (photographer). (2003). Forest fire threat analysis in crowsnest pass, ab, [Online Image]. Retrieved September 21, 2009, from : http://www.geog.ubc.ca/courses/geog376/students/class06/fire/turtle_mountain.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>9. Image obtained from: Kafka, Victor (Photographer). (1998). The ecology of fire, [Online Image].Retrieved September 21, 2009, from http://www.pc.gc.ca/~/media/progs/np-pn/eco/regen200.ashx </li></ul><ul><li>10. Jennifer Isaac, (2003). Crowsnest fire burns timber and tourism. Alberta Venture , Retrieved from http://www.albertaventure.com/?p=326 </li></ul>SOURCES

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