Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Vegetation Fire Management

Welcome to the Vegetation Fire Management Module. This module is intended for forest and other land managers aiming to reduce the negative impacts of vegetation fires, such as through fire prevention, preparedness and suppression and the rehabilitation of fire-affected areas.

The module provides basic and more detailed information on fire management, as well as links to fire management tools and case studies of effective vegetation fire management.

FAO. 2007. Fire management global assessment 2006.

GFMC. 2013. Vegetation fires and global change. Kessel Publishing House, Germany.

Myers, R.L. 2006. Living with fire. The Nature Conservancy.

Vélez, R. (ed.) 2009. La defensa contra incendios forestales. Fundamentos y experiencias. 2nd edition. Madrid, McGrawHill.    

Web links

http://www.fao.org/forestry/firemanagement/en/ Fire management. Last accessed 21.05.15.

http://www.fire.uni-freiburg.de/ Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC). Last accessed 22.10.2014.  

https://earthdata.nasa.gov/data/near-real-time-data/firms/active-fire-data  NASA EOSDIS, Active fire data. Last accessed 22.10.2014.