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Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; social issues fact sheet 08: The "Golden Rule" and other lessons on communicating about hazards

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
Other fact sheets identified considerations for communicating about hazards, talked about the importance of working locally, and discussed the seven laws of effective hazard communication. This fact sheet introduces the "Golden Rule" of hazard communication and shares some final lessons from hazard educators. Other publications in this series

Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; environmental consequences fact sheet 02: First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM)

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
FOFEM 5.2 is a simple, yet versatile computer program that predicts first order fire effects using text and graphic outputs.

Fire Effects Planning Framework: A user's guide

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
Each decision to suppress fire reinforces a feedback cycle in which fuels continue to accumulate, risk escalates, and the tendency to suppress fires grows (Miller and others, 2003). Existing decision-support tools focus primarily on the negative consequences of fire.

Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; social issues fact sheet 06: Important considerations for communicating about hazards

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
Effective public education and communication campaigns about wildland fire and fuels management should have clear objectives, and use the right techniques to achieve these objectives. This fact sheet lists seven important considerations for planning or implementing a hazard communication effort. Other publications in this series

Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; economic uses fact sheet 07: markets and log prices

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
Markets and prices for logs vary widely across the West, fluctuating from place to place in response to regional variables and hauling costs. This fact sheet discusses those variables, locality of log markets, markets for low-value logs, and caveats to consider when using My Fuel Treatment Planner. Other publications in this series

Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; economic uses fact sheet 05: NEPA and economics

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is the law that requires Federal agencies to consider the environmental impacts of their actions, involve the public in the decisionmaking process, and disclose information, starting at the initial stages of planning.

Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; economic uses fact sheet 09: Mechanical treatment costs

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
Although fuel reduction treatments are widespread, there is great variability and uncertainty in the cost of conducting treatments. Researchers from the Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, have developed a model for estimating the per-acre cost for mechanical fuel reduction treatments.

Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; economic uses fact sheet 06: selection criteria analysis

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
Confidence in decisionmaking can often come from knowing if others in similar circumstances would choose the same management strategy. Researchers at the USDA FS Pacific Northwest Research Station and the University of Saskatchewan have developed a Selection Criteria Analysis for answering this very question.

Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; economic uses fact sheet 04: My Fuel Treatment Planner

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
In the face of rapidly changing public and political attitudes toward fire and fuel planning, one thing remains constant: the fuel planner is ultimately responsible for making decisions on the land. This fact sheet discusses the options for fuel treatments, and the need, development, and use of the MS Excel-based tool, My Fuel Treatment Planner.

Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; economic uses fact sheet 03: economic impacts of fuel treatments

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
With increased interest in reducing hazardous fuels in dry inland forests of the American West, agencies and the public will want to know the economic impacts of fuel reduction treatments. This fact sheet discusses the economic impact tool, a component of My Fuel Treatment Planner, for evaluating economic impacts. Other publications in this series

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