Zakour Forest fire risk map assessment in the commune of Mamounia (Mascara, Algeria)
Sciendo (De Gruyter)
The great forest of Zakour is located north of the commune of Mamounia (department of Mascara). It is considered the lung of the city of Mascara, covers an area of 126.8 ha. It is a forest that is subject to several natural and human constraints. Among them, the fires are a major danger because of their impacts on forest ecosystems. The purpose of this work is to develop a fire risk map of the Zakour Forest through the contribution of geomatics according to natural and anthropogenic conditions (human activities, agglomeration, agricultural land) while integrating information from ground on the physiognomy of the vegetation. For this, the creation of a clearer fire risk map to delimit the zones potentially sensitive to forest fires in the for est area of Zakour. This then allows good implementation of detection management plans, for better prevention and decision-making assistance in protecting and fighting forest fires.
© 2021 Djamel Anteur, Abdelkrim Benaradj, Youcef Fekir, Djillali Baghdadi, published by Sciendo. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0 . The Version of Scholarly Record of this Article is published in Folia Forestalia Polonica, Series A – Forestry, 2021, Vol. 63 (1), 21–35, available online at: https://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/ffp-2021-0003 . Keywords: fire; geomatics; forest; risk; Zakour; Mascara; Africa; Algeria; Mediterranean region; anthropogenic conditions.
Anteur, D., Benaradj, A., Fekir, Y. & Baghdadi, D. (2021). Zakour Forest fire risk map assessment in the commune of Mamounia (Mascara, Algeria). Folia Forestalia Polonica, 63(1), 21-35. https://doi.org/10.2478/ffp-2021-0003