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R1 Prevention Knowledge and Practices

R1 Prevention Knowledge and Practices

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Grant Agreement number:
243840 Support Action
Project acronym
FIRESMART
Project title
FOREST AND LAND MANAGEMENT OPTIONS TO PREVENT UNWANTEDFOREST FIRES
Funding Scheme:
SEVENTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME - THEME ENVIRONMENT
Thematic Priority
Area 6.2.1.6 Integrated forest research/Topic ENV.2009.2.1.6.1 Sustainable forest management as a tool toprevent unwanted forest fires.
Project starting date:
02 February 2010
Project duration:
24 months
Project coordinator:
GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE S.A.U.firesmart@gmv.es 
www.firesmart-project.eu
FOREST AND LANDMANAGEMENT OPTIONSTO PREVENT UNWANTEDFOREST FIRES
FIRESMART
TECHNICAL REPORT 1 (WP1): COMPILATION ANDPRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF ACTUALKNOWLEDGE/PRACTICE IN FOREST FIRE PREVENTION
 
 
 
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FIRESMARTwww.firesmart-project.euFOREST AND LAND MANAGEMENT OPTIONS TO PREVENTUNWANTED FOREST FIRES
FIRESMART-INIA-TR-WP130/07/10V1.02 of 123
Deliverable reference number
D5
Date of deliverable
30/07/2010
Issue. RevisionAbstract
This report concerns the work carried out within the framework of WP1:
Compilation and preliminary analysis of current knowledge/practice in forest fire prevention
.The compiled information was obtained from two sources: (i) managerialand technological, and (ii) scientific, and was included in an open accessdatabase, available on-line. A questionnaire on forest fire prevention wasdesigned, sent to and completed by managers and scientific experts fromEuropean countries in order to obtain an overview of opinions. Preliminaryanalysis of references, compiled contents, and completed questionnairesare presented. With regard to the scientific perspective, a synthesis of thestudies reported in relevant literature on Fire causes in Europe, Wildland-urban interface, Preventive silviculture and Fuel breaks, is presented inAnnexes.
Name and Organisationresponsible for this deliverable
INIA
Names and Organisation of beneficiaries contributing forthis deliverable
GMV, CEMAGREF, AI, CEPF, EIMFOR, FORESTIS, JRC
Project co-funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework ProgrammeDissemination Level : PUPU PublicPP Restricted to other programme participants (including the Commission Services)RE Restricted to a group specified by the consortium (including the Commission Services)CO Confidential, only for members of the consortium (including the Commission Services)
 
 
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FIRESMARTwww.firesmart-project.euFOREST AND LAND MANAGEMENT OPTIONS TO PREVENTUNWANTED FOREST FIRES
FIRESMART-INIA-TR-WP130/07/10V1.03 of 123
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FIRESMART .......................................................................................................................................... 1
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS ............................................................................................................................ 3
 
LIST OF TABLES AND FIGURES .............................................................................................................. 5
 
FIGURE 3-21. PERCENTAGE OF ENTRIES BY ITEM TYPE IN THE SCIENTIFIC COLLECTION .......................... 6
 
1.INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................ 8
 
1.1. PURPOSE OF THE DOCUMENT ................................................................................................... 8
 
1.2. FIRESMART CONCEPT .............................................................................................................. 8
 
1.3. BACKGROUND ......................................................................................................................... 8
 
1.4. ACRONYMS ........................................................................................................................... 10
 
2.OBJECTIVES, TASKS AND DISTRIBUTION OF WORK ......................................................................... 11
 
2.1. PROJECT OBJECTIVES ............................................................................................................ 11
 
2.2. TASKS AND DISTRIBUTION OF WP1 ........................................................................................ 11
 
2.2.1. OVERALL WP1 PLAN AND STUDY LOGIC ............................................................................................11
 
2.2.2. WP1 MULTISCALE AND MULTI-PERSPECTIVE APPROACH ....................................................................13
 
3.METHODS AND DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK PERFORMED ................................................................ 17
 
3.1. COMPILATION AND PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF CURRENT KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICES IN FORESTFIRE PREVENTION ............................................................................................................... 17
 
3.1.1. FIRESMART DATABASE ESTRUCTURE ................................................................................................17
 
3.1.2. INTEGRATING THE INDEPENDENT DATABASES INTO A UNIQUE DB: FIRESMART DB. ..........................18
 
3.1.2.1. Migrating the information to a unique web-accessible database ................................ 19
 
3.2. SOURCES, COMPILATION METHODS AND PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE RESULTS ................. 21
 
3.2.1. COMPILATION OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL AND MANAGERIAL MATERIAL ...............................................21
 
3.2.1.1. Sources of information and methodological approach .............................................. 21
 
3.2.1.2. In Italy .............................................................................................................. 23
 
3.2.1.3. In France ........................................................................................................... 26
 
3.2.1.4. In Central and Eastern Europe .............................................................................. 29
 
3.2.1.5. In Spain ............................................................................................................. 31
 
3.2.1.6. In Portugal ......................................................................................................... 36
 
3.2.2. OVERALL CONCLUSIONS FROM THE PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL/MANAGERIALMATERIAL .......................................................................................................................................39
 
3.2.3. COMPILATION OF THE SCIENTIFIC MATERIAL ....................................................................................43
 
3.2.3.1. Sources of information and methodological approach .............................................. 43
 
3.2.3.2. Preliminary analysis of contents and conclusions derived from the scientific materialcompiled ....................................................................................................................... 44
 
4.QUESTIONNARIE ON FOREST FIRE PREVENTION IN EUROPE ............................................................. 51
 
4.1. OBJECTIVES .......................................................................................................................... 51
 
4.2. METHODOLOGY ..................................................................................................................... 51
 
4.2.1. DEFINING THE RESEARCH AIM .........................................................................................................51
 
4.2.2. IDENTIFYING THE POPULATION AND SAMPLE ....................................................................................52
 
4.2.3. DECIDING HOW TO COLLECT REPLIES ..............................................................................................52
 
4.2.4. QUESTIONNAIRE DESIGN .................................................................................................................52
 
4.2.5. RUNNING A PILOT SURVEY ...............................................................................................................59
 
4.2.6. CARRYING OUT THE MAIN SURVEY ...................................................................................................59
 
4.3. ORGANIZING INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM THE RESPONSES AND PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS .. 59
 
5.CONCLUSIONS ............................................................................................................................... 65
 

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