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On the need for inclusivity and diversity in the wildland fire professions

Publications Posted on: April 11, 2021
Inclusivity and diversity are being increasingly recognized as important factors in the production of scientific knowledge, not only for the sake of equal opportunity, but as necessary to the best quality research (e.g. Feliú-Mójer et al 2018; Poster 2018; Smith et al 2018). However, lack of diversity persists in many if not all scientific fields to varying degrees (e.g.

Social conditions, visitor flow & travel simulation model for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (2nd Edition)

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
Social conditions and visitor flows on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) on the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota were monitored during the seasons of greatest visitor use (May-September) in 2010 and 2011. In 2010, four spatially defined areas within BWCAW were observed by technicians and both the number of encounters and typical visitor behavior were approximated.

Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River: Draft environmental impact statement for the Comprehensive River Management Plan

Publications Posted on: August 17, 2020
This draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) documents the environmental effects analysis of six alternatives (including a “no action” alternative) that were developed for the draft Comprehensive River Management Plan (CRMP) for the Fossil Creek Wild and Scenic River.

Proceedings of the Fire Continuum-Preparing for the future of wildland fire; 2018 May 21-24; Missoula, MT

Publications Posted on: July 22, 2020
The Fire Continuum Conference, co-sponsored by the Association for Fire Ecology and the International Association of Wildland Fire, was designed to cover both the biophysical and human dimensions aspects of fire along the fire continuum. This proceedings includes many of topics covered during the conference - including pre-fire planning and management, strategies during an incident, and post-fire effects and management options.

Fire data

Publications Posted on: June 22, 2020
The statistical analysis of wildland fire activity is integral to wildland fire planning, operations, and research across the globe. Historical fire records are inputs to fire danger rating applications, fire-potential forecast models, geospatial fire modeling systems, and other tools for risk assessment, planning, budgeting, and decision support at multiple scales (Manzello et al. 2018).

Using Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data to its best advantage for forest planning

Science Spotlights Posted on: June 02, 2020
Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data are long-term, comprehensive forest data sets potentially of great use for Forest Plan revisions, but it can be challenging to figure out how to best take advantage of this resource. A recently published article by RMRS researchers, Supporting National Forest System Planning with Forest Inventory and Analysis Data, provides examples that can help forest managers understand potential applications of FIA for forest planning and opportunities for pursuing additional innovative applications of this dataset.

Supporting National Forest System planning with Forest Inventory and Analysis data

Publications Posted on: January 03, 2020
In 2012, the US Forest Service promulgated new regulations for land-management planning that emphasize the importance of scientifically credible assessment and monitoring strategies for adaptive forest planning and the maintenance or restoration of ecological integrity.

Field note: A new conversion of Forest Inventory and Analysis data for use in the Forest Vegetation Simulator

Publications Posted on: January 03, 2020
Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) data are useful for a wide range of applications (Shaw 2017), including research, National Forest planning, and private consultation. For some of these applications, FIA data are the primary source of input for projections done using the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS; Dixon 2002).

Applications of the United States Forest Inventory and Analysis dataset: A review and future directions

Publications Posted on: November 19, 2018
The United States Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program has been monitoring national forest resources in the United States for over 80 years; presented here is a synthesis of research applications for FIA data. A review of over 180 publications that directly utilize FIA data is broken down into broad categories of application and further organized by methodologies and niche research areas.

Models of vegetation change for landscape planning: a comparison of FETM, LANDSUM, SIMPPLLE, and VDDT

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
Landscape assessment and planning often depend on the ability to predict change of vegetation. This report compares four modeling systems (FETM, LANDSUM, SIMPPLLE, and VDDT) that can be used to understand changes resulting from succession, natural disturbance, and management activities. The four models may be useful for regional or local assessments in National Forest planning rules.