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Understanding of the effects of wildland fire and fire management on aquatic and riparian ecosystems is an evolving field, with many questions still to be resolved. Limitations of current knowledge, and the certainty that fire management will continue, underscore the need to summarize available…
Author(s): P.A. Bisson, B.E. Rieman, C. Luce, P.F. Hessburg, D.C. Lee, J.L. Kershner, G.H. Reeves, R.E. Gresswell
Keywords: Wildfire, fire and fuels management, conservation, restoration, aquatic and riparian ecosystems
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 178: 213-229
Year: 2003
Concerns about forest health and the threat of wildfire across the Western United States increasingly provide the impetus for communities to find land management solutions that serve multiple interests. Funding and procedural changes over the past decade have positioned federal agencies to put…
Author(s): Ryan Gordon, Angela Mallon, Carolin Maier, Linda Kruger, Bruce Shindler
Keywords: Collaboration, community capacity, community resilience, fire and fuels management
Source: Res. Pap. PNW-RP-588. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 16 p
Year: 2012
The FLAME Act of 2009 requires the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service and the U.S. Department of Interior to submit to Congress a Cohesive Wildfire Management Strategy. In this report, we explore the general science available for a risk-based approach to fire and fuels management and…
Author(s): David E. Calkin, Alan A. Ager, Matthew P. Thompson, Mark A. Finney, Danny C. Lee, Thomas M. Quigley, Charles W. McHugh, Karin L. Riley, Julie M. Gilbertson-Day
Keywords: wildfire risk assessment, comparative risk assessment, fire and fuels management, multi-criteria decision analysis, tradeoff analysis, fire behavior and effects, multi-scale decisionmaking framework
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-262. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 63 p.
Year: 2011
Management of public lands occurs today with high levels of scrutiny and controversy. To succeed, managers seek the support, involvement, and endorsement of the public. This study examines trust as an indicator of managerial success and attempts to identify and measure the components that most…
Author(s): Adam Liljeblad, William T. Borrie, Alan E. Watson
Keywords: trust, shared values, public involvement, collaboration, fire and fuels management, Bitterroot National Forest
Source: Environmental Management. 43(4): 571-584.
Year: 2009
Conservation of native fishes and changing patterns in wildfire and fuels are defining challenges for managers of forested landscapes in the western United States. Many species and populations of native fishes have declined in recorded history and some now occur as isolated remnants of what once…
Author(s): Bruce Rieman, Danny Lee, Dave Burns, Robert Gresswell, Michael Young, Rick Stowell, John Rinne, Philip Howell
Keywords: wildfire, fire and fuels management, native fish, conservation, restoration
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 178: 197-211.
Year: 2003
Traditional knowledge about fire and its effects held by indigenous people, who are connected to specific landscapes, holds promise for informing contemporary fire and fuels management strategies and augmenting knowledge and information derived from western science. In practice, however, inadequate…
Author(s): Brooke Balauf McBride, Fernando Sanchez-Trigueros, Stephen J Carver, Alan E Watson, Linda Moon Stumpff, Roian Matt, William T. Borrie
Keywords: fire and fuels management, traditional knowledge, indigenous knowledge, Participatory Geographic Information Systems
Source: Journal of Forestry. 115(1): 43-50.
Year: 2016