Piemonte region covers an area of about 25,000 km2 and has 750,000 ha of forests. A new triennial fire management plan has been developed during 1992; the plan is based on fire severity and fire danger zoning. Through the employment of fire behaviour prediction models, fire prevention, presuppression and suppression activities have been defined for every type of zone. The fire management plan has been developed by G.Bovio, A.Camia and A.Nosenzo, Department of Agronomy, Silviculture and Land Management, University of Torino.
From: Prof. Giovanni Bovio Address: Dipartimento di Agronomia, Sylvicultura e Gestione del Territorio Università di Torino Via L. Da Vinci, 44 I-10095 Grugliasco (Torino)