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Keyword: risk analysis

An empirical machine learning method for predicting potential fire control locations for pre-fire planning and operational fire management

Publications Posted on: September 19, 2017
During active fire incidents, decisions regarding where and how to safely and effectively deploy resources to meet management objectives are often made under rapidly evolving conditions, with limited time to assess management strategies or for development of backup plans if initial efforts prove unsuccessful.

A framework for ecosystem management in the Interior Columbia Basin including portions of the Klamath and Great Basins.

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
A framework for ecosystem management is proposed. This framework assumes the purpose of ecosystem management is to maintain the integrity of ecosystems over time and space. It is based on four ecosystem principles: ecosystems are dynamic, can be viewed as hierarchies with temporal and spatial dimensions, have limits, and are relatively unpredictable.

Uncertainty is information, too

Publications Posted on: May 11, 2016

Recent advances in applying decision science to managing national forests

Publications Posted on: October 01, 2012
Management of federal public forests to meet sustainability goals and multiple use regulations is an immense challenge. To succeed, we suggest use of formal decision science procedures and tools in the context of structured decision making (SDM).

Assessing environmental risks for established invasive weeds: Dalmatian (Linaria dalmatica) and yellow (L. vulgaris) toadflax in North America

Publications Posted on: July 22, 2011
Environmental risk assessments characterizing potential environmental impacts of exotic weeds are more abundant and comprehensive for potential or new invaders than for widespread and well-established species such as Dalmatian (Linaria dalmatica [L.] Mill.) and yellow (L. vulgaris Mill.) toadflax.

Seeking common ground: protecting homes from wildfires while making forests more resilient to fire

Publications Posted on: July 05, 2011
Federal policies direct public-land managers to reduce wildfire risks for urban areas close to wildlands, while broader agency goals call for landscape restoration to create fire-resilient forests.

Regional ecological risk assessment for the introduction of Gambusia affinis (western mosquitofish) into Montana watersheds

Publications Posted on: April 08, 2009
Qualitative risk assessment methodologies were used to assess the risk of establishment and consequent impacts on native minnows and species of concern (SOC) associated with the intentional or unintentional introduction of the mosquito biological control agent, Gambusia affinis, to various Montana watersheds.