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Hurricane Hugo passed over the Francis Marion National Forest on September 22, 1989, removing almost 75 percent of the overstory. The radically altered fuel bed presented new and formidable challenges to fire managers. Tractor-plows, the mainstay of fire suppression, were rendered ineffective. The…
Keywords: Hurricane Hugo, fire management, analytical hierarchy process
Source: In: Proceedings: Eleventh Conference on Fire and Forest Meteorology; April 16-19; Missoula, MT. Boston, MA: Society of American Foresters.p. 124-131.
The management indicator species concept is useful for land managers charged with monitoring and conserving complex biological diversity over large landscapes with limited available resources. We used the analytical hierarchy process (AHP) to determine the best management indicator species (MIS)…
Keywords: analytical hierarchy process, Appalachians, management indicator species, Monongahela National Forest, multi-criteria decisionmaking
Source: Res. Pap. NRS-12. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 22 p.