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Proceedings: Wildland Fire in the Appalachians: Discussions Among Managers and Scientists




Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Southern Research Station


Many challenges face fire managers and scientists in the Appalachian Mountains because of the region’s diverse topography and limited research supporting prescribed burning. This conference was designed to promote communication among managers, researchers, and other interested parties. These proceedings contain 30 papers and abstracts that describe ongoing research, successful technology transfer, and management tools for planning prescribed fires. Five categories of papers include ecology of plants and plant communities, wildlife ecology, fire history and fire effects, tools for forest management, and manager-scientist success stories.

Oak regeneration ecology and dynamics
Making sense out of confusion: a review of fire-oak paper published in the past 50 years
Repeated fires, canopy gaps, and tree regeneration in Appalachian mixed oak forests
The national fire and fire surrogate study: vegetation changes over 11 years of fuel reduction treatments in the southern Appalachian Mountains
Sprouting capability and growth of one-year-old shortleaf pine seedlings after different times of burning and clipping
Ailanthus and prescribed fire: Is it a volatile combination?
Fire in mountain bogs
The American chestnut and fire: 6-year research results
Indiana bats, northern long-eared bats, and prescribed fire in the Appalachians: challenges and considerations.
Bird response to fire severity and repeated burning in an upland hardwood forest
Synthesis of the effects of fire on Southern Appalachian fauna
Three centuries of Appalachian fire history from tree rings
Methods for the study of soil charcoal as an indicator of fire and forest history in the Appalachian region, U.S.A
Red oak timber product value loss due to fire damage
Water chemistry of North Branch Simpson Creek and the Rich Hole Wilderness Fire
LANDFIRE in the Appalachians
A brief introduction to the Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFTDSS)
Mapping fire regimes from data you may already have: assessing LANDFIRE fire regime maps using local products
Using the adaptive management process to develop a monitoring program on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests and The Nature Conservancy's Warm Springs Mountain Preserve
Development of an ArcGIS fire frequency, fuel accumulation, seasonality and prioritization tool to facilitate prescribed fire decisionmaking on the Talladega National Forest, Alabama
Use of multi-sensor active fire detections to map fires in the United States: the future of monitoring trends in burn severity
Multi-party monitoring-a good tool for managers
A cumulative fire severity index for the 2000-2008 Linville Gorge wildfires
Pyroganda: creating new terms and identities for promoting fire use in ecological fire management
Torchbearers for a new fire management paradigm: Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology (FUSEE)
Management-research partnerships from a manager's perspective
SILVAH: managers and scientists work together to improve research and management
The Southern Blue Ridge Fire Learning Network: a collaborative partnership to restore fire-adapted ecosystems and build resilient forests and communities in the Southern Blue Ridge
Technology transfer: taking science from the books to the ground at Bent Creek Experimental Forest
Facilitating knowledge exchange about wildland fire science


Waldrop, Thomas A., ed. 2014. Proceedings: Wildland Fire in the Appalachians: Discussions Among Managers and Scientists. General Technical Report SRS-199. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 208 p.


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