Regional North America Wildland Fire Network


North America's wildlands include a range of ecosystems between the boreal forests of Alaska and Canada and the subtropical vegetation in the Southeast of the U.S.A. and Mexico. Recent extreme fire years between 1998 and 2002 are a consequence of past forest and fire management practices, climate change and new vulnerabilities arising at the wildland-urban interfaces. Regional cooperation in mutual assistance in wildland fire management in North America has a long tradition and is manifested in established agreements between Canada, the U.S.A. and Mexico (Photos and maps courtesy B.J. Stocks, Canadian Forest Service; B. Sanders, U.S. Forest Service; GFMC archive).


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