"The Western Partnership for Wildland Fire Science is an international leader in wildland fire science, contributing to shape fire management in Canada and around the world."

A unique partnership between Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, the Canadian Forest Service- Northern Forestry Centre (Natural Resources Canada), and the University of Alberta School of Forest Science & Management, to establish a Western Centre for Wildland Fire Science.


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Strategic Directions

There are four strategic directions: education, science, scientific applications and communications, and partnerships and collaboration. The theme of excellence threads through the strategic direction to ensure the development of science informed policies, practices and decision support tools. Teaching and mentoring the next generation of scientists and practitioners will allow Canada to maintainn its position as a world leader in fire management. >> View the strategic plan