Cumulative Fire Maps

The time-series maps presented here represent cumulative areas burned by large fire events (Class E, 200 ha and and larger) starting with the 1931. Each 5 year interval thereafter includes the new fires overlain on pre-existing fires.

For earlier decades, it is likely that some fire events are missing from the map time-series. For example, a large 1950 fire event (the Chinchaga Fire) that occurred in northwest Alberta is not represented on this map series.

 

 
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Fire Areas 1931-1935

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Fire Areas 1935-1945

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Fire Areas 1945-1955

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Fire Areas 1955-1965

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Fire Areas 1965-1975

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Fire Areas 1975-1985

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Fire Areas 1985-1995

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Fire Areas 1995-2003

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References and Related Online Materials

Hectares Burned:

2010-2013. https://osi.alberta.ca/osi-content/Pages/OfficialStatistic.aspx?ipid=934 

1990-2009: National Resources Canada. (no date). Forest Management (table). Canada\'s Forests: Statistical Data. Last modified April 9, 2010. http://canadaforests.nrcan.gc.ca/statsprofile/forest/ab (accessed June 10, 2010).

Before 1990: Mr. Cordy Tymstra, Supervisor, Wildfire Science Unit , SRD, Government of Alberta