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Keyword: fire management planning

Application of wildfire risk assessment results to wildfire response planning in the southern Sierra Nevada, California, USA

Publications Posted on: April 21, 2016
How wildfires are managed is a key determinant of long-term socioecological resiliency and the ability to live with fire. Safe and effective response to fire requires effective pre-fire planning, which is the main focus of this paper. We review general principles of effective federal fire management planning in the U.S., and introduce a framework for incident response planning consistent with these principles.

Wildfire Risk Management Science Team

Groups Posted on: March 16, 2016

Wildfire risk management

Projects Posted on: March 15, 2016
The Wildfire Risk Management Team is an interdisciplinary team that explores wildfire management through the lenses of risk analysis, economics, decision science, and landscape ecology to improve the scientific basis for the full range of wildfire management decisions. Primary research topics include integrated spatial risk assessment modeling and planning, econometric modeling of fire management expenditures, effectiveness of suppression resource utilization, organizational structure and managerial incentive systems, and performance measurement.

Planning and evaluating prescribed fires--a standard procedure

Publications Posted on: March 28, 2008
Provides a standard format and checklist to guide the land manager through the important steps for prescribed burning. Describes the kind of information needed to prepare fire prescriptions and burning plans. Identifies the elements of a fire prescription, a burning plan, and a prescribed fire evaluation. A plan written for an actual prescribed burning is included as an appendix.

Understanding Ozark Forest Litter Variability Through a Synthesis of Accumulation Rates and Fire Events

Publications Posted on: February 02, 2007
Measuring success of fuels management is improved by understanding rates of litter accumulation and decay in relation to disturbance events. Despite the broad ecological importance of litter, little is known about the parameters of accumulation and decay rates in Ozark forests.