Tundra - Area Burned - Prince Albert
This dataset identifies the location and area burned for fires within the current Prince Albert National Park boundary. All fires over 2 ha from 1930--2017 are included and fires under 2 ha are included opportunistically. Multiple sources are used to gather information about each fire. If area burned estimates differ across sources, the most accurate available source is generally used as the final estimate (in order of preference: LANDSAT, Aerial/Orthophotography, Time-Since-Fire Map, Operational Fire Map, Fire Report). Historically, fire was supressed in this area leading to reduction of grasslands and dominance of continuous, mature forest on the landscape. Management actions seek to restore fire in the Aspen Parkland (40 year cycle) and the Mixedwood Boreal (100 year cycle), and both natural and prescribed burns are used to bring back and maintain ecosystem diversity.
- Publisher - Current Organization Name: Parks Canada
- Licence: Open Government Licence - Canada