Fire Effects Monitoring
What is fire effects monitoring?
Fire can have positive or negative effects on the environment. Monitoring the physical, biological and ecological impacts of fire on the environment helps managers to assess if fire is meeting management objectives and to assess long-term change in the environment.
Why monitor fire effects?
Little is known on the effects of fire in many ecosystems, especially in tropical environments. Suppression strategies can be costly. Monitoring fire effects is a method for fire managers to prioritize wildfire response. Hazardous fuels reduction program also benefits from fire effects monitoring which tracks fuel accumulations. Fire effects monitoring is also useful for providing baseline data for the development of quantifiable research.
Dos Fuegos can develop site specific fire effects monitoring programs and provide training on monitoring methods. Contact us for more information.