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Small-log utilization or thinning operations followed by a fuel treatment such as prescribed fire can be used to change the composition and structure of fuelbeds, thereby mitigating deleterious fire effects and reducing the potential for catastrophic wildfires in some forested landscapes. We are…
Author(s): Roger D. Ottmar, Clinton S. Wright
Keywords: fuel characteristics, fuel loading, fire management, fire modeling, prescribed fire, small-log utilization, thinning
Source: In: Baumgartner, D.M.; Johnson, L.R.; DePuit, E.J., eds. Proceedings small diameter timber: resource management, manufacturing, and markets. [Pullman, WA]: [Washington State University Cooperative]: 63-73
Year: 2002
This publication presents tables on the behavior of fire and the resistance: of fuels to control. The information is to be used with the photos in the publication, "Photo Series for Quantifying Forest Residues in the Sierra Mixed Conifer Type, Sierra True Fir Type" (Maxwell, Wayne G.; Ward,…
Author(s): Franklin R. Ward, David V. Sandberg
Keywords: Fire behavior (forest), fire management, fire spread
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-114. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 52 p
Year: 1981
This publication presents tables on the behavior of fire and the resistance of fuels to control. The information is to be used with the publication, "Photo Series for Quantifying Forest Residues in the Ponderosa Pine Type, Ponderosa Pine and Associated Species Type, Lodgepole Pine Type" (Maxwell,…
Author(s): Franklin R. Ward, David V. Sandberg
Keywords: Fire behavior (forest), fire management, fire spread
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-115. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 50 p
Year: 1981
This publication presents tables on the behavior of fire and the resistance of fuels to control. The information is to be used with the photos in the publication, "Photo Series for Quantifying Forest Residues in the Coastal Douglas-fir—Hemlock Type, Coastal Douglas-fir—Hardwood Type" (Maxwell,…
Author(s): David V. SANDBERG, Franklin R. Ward
Keywords: Fire behavior (forest), fire management, fire spread
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-116. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 64 p
Year: 1981
In southern California, many fires start and burn under conditions that permit their control with little burned acreage and fire damage. In contrast, under other conditions of weather and topography, on a small group of fires, control effort is relatively ineffective; they become large and…
Author(s): Clive M. Countryman
Keywords: fire management, southern California, high intensity fires, flash fuels, fuel modification, chaparral fires
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-7. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Sin., Berkeley, Calif., 11p.
Year: 1974
The average biomass of big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata Nutt.), antelope bitterbrush (Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC.), snowbrush ceanothus (Ceanothus velutinus Dougl. ex Hook.), and greenleaf manzanita (Arctostaphylos patula Greene) was 6.1, 5.1, 10.7, and 16.…
Author(s): Robert E. Martin, David W. Frewing, James L. McClanahan
Keywords: Biomass, fuel loads, fire management, woody plants
Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-374. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 6 p
Year: 1981
This strategic plan is a technical discussion of the implementation and development of models and data systems used to manage the air quality impacts of wildland and prescribed fires. Strategies and priorities in the plan were generated by the Express Team (chartered by the National Wildfire…
Author(s): David V. Sandberg, Colin C. Hardy, Roger D. Ottmar, J.A. Kendall Snell, Ann Acheson, Janice L. Peterson, Paula Seamon, Peter Lahm, Dale Wade
Keywords: fire, air, wildland fire, fire effects, fire management, fire modeling, air quality, air pollution, air resource management, data systems, smoke
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-450. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 60 p
Year: 1999
We compared the potential fire behavior and smoke production of historical and current time periods based on vegetative conditions in forty-nine 5100- to 13 5OO-hectare watersheds in six river basins in eastern Oregon and Washington. Vegetation composition, structure, and patterns were attributed…
Author(s): Mark H. Huff, Roger D. Ottmar, Ernesto Alvarado, Robert E. Vihnanek, John F. Lehmkuhl, Paul F. Hessburg, Richard L. Everett
Keywords: Air quality, emissions (PM10), fire risk assessment, fire management, fuel loading, landscape-level assessment, smoke management, smoke
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-355. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 43 p. (Everett, Richard L., team leader; Eastside forest ecosystem health assessment; Hessburg, Paul F., science team leader and tech. ed., Volume III: assessment.)
Year: 1995
We modeled and analyzed the economic impacts of the six weeks of large, catastrophic wild-fires in northeastern Florida in June and July 1998, among Florida's most devastating in recent history. The result of the unusually strong El Níño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in 1998, the Florida wildfires…
Author(s): David T. Butry, D. Evan Mercer, Jeffrey P. Prestemon, John M. Pye, Thomas P. Holmes
Keywords: economics, fire management, Florida, policy
Source: Journal of Forestry 99(11):9-17
Year: 2001
VOLUME 1: Fires affect animals mainly through effects on their habitat. Fires often cause short-term increases in wildlife foods that contribute to increases in populations of some animals. These increases are moderated by the animals' ability to thrive in the altered, often simplified, structure…
Author(s): Jane Kapler Smith
Keywords: fire effects, fire management, fire regime, habitat, succession, wildlife
Source: Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 83 p.
Year: 2000
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