Parks Canada is prepared to carry out a prescribed fire in the Spruce Pond area in Terra Nova National Park, if appropriate weather and moisture conditions occur, between July 15th and September 30th, 2014.
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2014 Prescribed Fire Program - Terra Nova National Park
The Spruce Pond area is located near the eastern edge of the Park and is surrounded by a number of ponds and their associated streams (see red area on the map to the right). This area is within Terra Nova National Park’s intermediate fire management zone, which permits the use of prescribed fire.
Public safety is paramount in the implementation of any prescribed fire. In determining the location of a prescribed fire, all contingencies are considered. The goal of fire management is to maintain or restore ecosystems that depend on fire for regeneration and growth, while ensuring public safety and facility protection.
Prescribed burning is an important resource management tool and part of Terra Nova National Park’s forest health management initiatives. Prescribed fire is used by Parks Canada to improve the health and diversity of its forests, reduce the potential of wildfires, and ensure the environmental protection and preservation of Canada’s natural areas for future generations.
Smoke and technical advisories will be issued during the morning prior to a prescribed fire and will be followed by further advisories as necessary.