The Canadian Prairies Prescribed Fire Exchange (CPPFE) is an inter-agency collective established to increase knowledge sharing and training surrounding the use of prescribed fire as a management tool in Canadian prairie and parkland ecosystems. We’re here to help fire practitioners of all backgrounds, from landowners, to communities, to conservation groups and even experienced firefighters. We aim to get more fire returned safely and effectively to the prairie by providing learning and training opportunities, facilitating equipment and resource sharing, and acting as a hub for current fire science and grassland fire knowledge.
The Canadian Prairies Prescribed Fire Exchange held the 1st Canadian Prairies TREX from October 15-21, 2022. This event provided an opportunity for partners to gain skills and build capacity, while simultaneously achieving fire management and ecological goals within Saskatoon and the surrounding landscape. It was also an opportunity to build relationships with partners, share knowledge, and work within a more complex organizational structure, utilizing an Incident Command System.