OTTAWA, Oct. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - Each year, following extensive planning
and an ideal alignment of conditions, Parks Canada's Fire Management
Specialists ignite fires in our fire prone national parks. These fires
are now part of an on-going program to restore healthy forests,
grasslands, and wildlife habitat, and to help reduce the risk of
wildfire in present-day overly old, dense vegetation.
Parks Canada's fire teams also quickly suppress fires that have the
potential to threaten people and property. They use the latest
technologies and research to predict and manage fire.
This year alone, Parks Canada has been actively working with partners to
restore the important natural role of fire in many parks across the
country, including Kejimkujik, Banff and Jasper National Parks. Teams
have also successfully responded to 89 wildfires, protecting park
visitors, residents and facilities.
Develop your original story on these initiatives. Rick Kubian (English
spokesperson) and Marie-Eve Foisy (French spokesperson) of the Parks
Canada Fire Management Team can give unique and first-hand insight.
To book an interview, please contact Geneviève Patenaude at 819-953-8371
or at email@example.com.
Explore the world of fire with Parks Canada's Fire Management: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/mtn/feuveg-fireveg/Burning-Question-Brulante.aspx
Visual material is available upon request.
SOURCE: Parks Canada
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