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This publication summarizes the findings in the 400-page companion document, Hayman Fire Case Study, Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-114. This summary document's purpose is to convey information quickly and succinctly to a wide array of audiences.In 2002 much of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in…
Author(s): Russell T. Graham
Keywords: Wildfire, fuel treatments, wildfire behavior, social and economic wildfire effects, ecological effects of wildfires
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-115. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 32 p.
Year: 2003
In 2002 much of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado was rich in dry vegetation as a result of fire exclusion and the droughty conditions that prevailed in recent years. These dry and heavy fuel loadings were continuous along the South Platte River corridor located between Denver and…
Author(s): Russell T. Graham
Keywords: Wildfire, fuel treatments, wildfire behavior, social and economic wildfire effects, ecological effects of wildfires
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-114. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 396 p.
Year: 2003
Fire, other disturbances, physical setting, weather, and climate shape the structure and function of forests throughout the Western United States. More than 80 years of fire research have shown that physical setting, fuels, and weather combine to determine wildfire intensity (the rate at which it…
Author(s): Russell T. Graham, Sarah McCaffrey, Theresa B. Jain
Keywords: Thinning, fuel treatments, prescribed fire, dry forests
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-120. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 43 p.
Year: 2004
Fire, in conjunction with landforms and climate, shapes the structure and function of forests throughout the Western United States, where millions of acres of forest lands contain accumulations of flammable fuel that are much higher than historical conditions owing to various forms of fire…
Author(s): David L. Peterson, Morris C. Johnson, James K. Agee, Theresa B. Jain, Donald McKenzie, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt
Keywords: Crown fire, fire hazard, forest structure, fuel treatments, prescribed burning, silviculture, thinning
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-628. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 30 p
Year: 2005
Over the past decade, wild fire events in riparian bosque (forested) areas along the Middle Rio Grande between Elephant Butte and Albuquerque have increased dramatically owing to flood suppression and accumulation of dead wood and exotic Tamarisk and Russian olive. This problem culminated in a…
Author(s): Deborah M. Finch, June Galloway, David Hawksworth
Keywords: monitoring, assessment, sustainability, Western Hemisphere, sustainable management, ecosystem resources, bird populations, fuel loads, fuel treatments, riparian bosque
Source: In: Aguirre-Bravo, C.; Pellicane, Patrick J.; Burns, Denver P.; and Draggan, Sidney, Eds. 2006. Monitoring Science and Technology Symposium: Unifying Knowledge for Sustainability in the Western Hemisphere Proceedings RMRS-P-42CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 113-120
Year: 2006
Social science models are increasingly needed as a framework for explaining and predicting how members of the public respond to the natural environment and their communities. The theory of reasoned action is widely used in human dimensions research on natural resource problems and work is ongoing…
Author(s): Christine A. Vogt, Greg Winter, Jeremy S. Fried
Keywords: fuel management approaches, fuel treatments, public acceptance, public opinon, resource management, theory of reasoned action, wildland fires
Source: Society and Natural Resources. 18: 337-354
Year: 2005
The purpose of this note is to provide a starting point for discussion of fire hazard reduction treatments that meet the full range of management objectives, including budget priorities. Thoughtful design requires an understanding not only of the physical and biological outcomes, but also the costs…
Author(s): Roger D. Fight, R. James Barbour
Keywords: Financial analysis, silviculture, fire, prescriptions, economics, fuel treatments, national forests
Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-555. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 10 p
Year: 2006
This photograph handbook describes characteristics and burn severity of a dry forested and grassland mosaic that burned within the last decade. We show photographs of different burned and unburned sites to help compare fire occurrence in similar stands. The handbook provides local land managers…
Author(s): Theresa Jain, Molly Juillerat, Jonathan Sandquist, Mike Ford, Brad Sauer, Robert Mitchell, Scott McAvoy, Justin Hanley, Jon David
Keywords: prescribed fire, wildfire, fuel treatments, ponderosa pine, grasslands, Rocky Mountains
Source: General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-197. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 57 p.
Year: 2007
Reducing the risk of losses from wildfires that threaten homes and communities is a growing priority in Canada. To reduce risk, “FireSmart®” standards have been adopted nationwide for managing forest fuel. However, these standards largely disregard interests of wildlife and conservation of wildlife…
Author(s): Alan Westhaver, Richard D. Revel, Brad C. Hawkes
Keywords: wildland fire management, FireSmart&reg, wildland/urban interface, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada, fuel treatments, wildfire protection standards, ecosystem management objectives
Source: In: Butler, Bret W.; Cook, Wayne, comps. The fire environment--innovations, management, and policy; conference proceedings. 26-30 March 2007; Destin, FL. Proceedings RMRS-P-46CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. CD-ROM. p. 347-365
Year: 2007
For many years silviculture and fire management have mostly been separate forestry disciplines with disparate objectives and activities. However, in order to accomplish complex and multiple management objectives related to forest structure, fuels, and fxe disturbance, these two disciplines must be…
Author(s): Morris C. Johnson, David L. Peterson
Keywords: fire behaviour, fire hazard, fuel treatments, silviculture
Source: The Forestry Chronicle. 81(3): 365-368
Year: 2005
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