Orsini, Henry

Project title: Development of a Fire Model in Southern Vancouver Island

Department: Geography

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Chris Bone

"This research project will contribute to understanding wildfire behavior in Southern Vancouver Island. Working with the Capital Regional District, a specific regional fire model will be created using local environmental characteristics. This model will help inform management decisions such as the implementation of prescribed burns. Prescribed burning is a useful management tool that requires comprehensive research due to the risks involved. This research project is important in its support of these management plans."