An Activity of the Global Wildland Fire Network

Country Reports
Peatland Fire Problems and Significant Events
North America
(Historic – GFMC Archive)

North America

Extended peat biomes are covering Canada and Alaska. The consequences of regional climate change result in increasing desiccation and ground fires (fire burning in organic layers). Photo: GFMC.

Fire in Southern Permafrost Peatlands in Quebec

Peat Burning Regulations Manitoba

Peat bog on Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB)

Arctic Tundra Wildfire

Fire in South Florida Wetlands

  • Fire in South Florida Ecosystems (Wade et al., U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service General Technical Report S E- I7, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Asheville, North Carolina, 2000) (PDF, 10 MB)

GFMC Photo Archive on Prescribed Burning in Ecosystems of Florida


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