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The National Wildfire Coordinating Group's (NWCG) Fire Use Working Team has assumed overall responsibility for sponsoring the development and production of this revised Smoke Management Guide for Prescribed and Wildland Fire (the "Guide"). The Mission Statement for the Fire Use Working Team…
Author(s): Colin C. Hardy, Roger D. Ottmar, Janice L Peterson, John E. Core, Paula Seamon
Keywords: smoke, prescribed fire, wildland fire
Source: PMS 420-2. NFES 1279. Boise, ID: National Wildfire Coodination Group. 226 p
Year: 2001
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
Forest Service managers and researchers designed and evaluated alternative disturbance-based fire hazard reduction/ecosystem restoration treatments in a greatly altered low-elevation ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir/western larch wildland urban interface. Collaboratively planned improvement cutting and…
Author(s): Steve Slaughter, Laura Ward, Michael Hillis, Jim Chew, Rebecca McFarlan
Keywords: alternative disturbance-based fire hazard reduction, ecosystem restoration treatments, wildland urban interface, prescribed fire, SIMPPLLE modeling system, landscapes
Source: In: Shepperd, Wayne D.; Eskew, Lane G., compilers. 2004. Silviculture in special places: Proceedings of the National Silviculture Workshop; 2003 September 8-11; Granby, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-34. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 15-30
Year: 2004
This proceedings presents a compilation of 20 manuscripts and five posters summarizing results of research studies and management projects conducted throughout the United States in areas with special natural resource values. Topics include the restoration of various fire dependent forest ecosystems…
Author(s): Wayne D. Shepperd, Lane G. Eskew
Keywords: silviculture, forest management, genetics, forest restoration, prescribed fire, fuels treatments, cutting methods, white pine blister rust, Fraser Experimental Forest
Source: Proceedings RMRS-P-34. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 255 p.
Year: 2004
Stand-replacing prescribed fires are recommended to regenerate stands of Table Mountain pine (Pinus pungens) in the southern Appalachian Mountains because the species has serotinous cones and its seedlings require abundant sunlight and a thin forest floor. A 350-hectare prescribed fire in…
Author(s): Patrick H. Brose, Thomas A. Waldrop
Keywords: fire intensity, Pinus pungens, prescribed fire, southern Applachian Mountains, Table Mountain pine
Source: In: Moser, W. Keith; Moser, Cynthia E., eds. Fire and forest ecology: innovative silviculture and vegetation management. Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference Proceedings, No. 21. Tallahassee, FL: Tall Timbers Research Station: 191-196
Year: 2000
Between 1977 and 1997, 4000 ha were burned to promote regeneration of tree and shrub species used for browse by moose (Alces alces) in the Kenai Mountains. Species composition was documented along burned and unburned transects at 17 prescribed burn sites. Relationships among initial…
Author(s): Tina V. Boucher
Keywords: Chugach National Forest, prescribed fire, vegetation change, Calamagrostis canadensis, moose habitat, nonmetric multidimensional scaling
Source: Res. Pap. PNW-RP-554. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 59 p
Year: 2003
Prescribed fire is used routinely in the southern United States to reduce fuel loading and decrease the risk of catastrophic wildfires, improve forest health, and manage threatened and endangered species. With rapid human population growth, southern forests have become fragmented by an extensive…
Author(s): John A. Stanturf, Robert Rummer, M. Wimberly, Timothy G. Rials, Philip. A. Araman, Rodney Busby, James Granskog, Leslie Groom
Keywords: vegetation management, engineering systems, landscape ecology, prescribed fire
Source: Proceedings, 2nd Forest Engineering Conference. 135-138
Year: 2003
In Florida, natural communities require periodic fires for maintenance of their ecological integrity. Because of public concerns, wildfires can no longer be allowed to perform this mandatory function so prescribed burning is essential to manage these plant and animal communities. We discuss the…
Author(s): Jim Brenner, Dale Wade
Keywords: fire prevention, Florida, liability, negligence, prescribed fire, wildfire
Source: Pages 132-136 in K.E.M. Galley, R.C. Klinger, and N.G. Sugihara (eds.). Proceedings of Fire Conference 2000: The First National Congress on Fire Ecology, Prevention, and Management. Miscellaneous Publication No. 13, Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL.
Year: 2003
Southern Appalachian forests are undergoing considerable change due to altered disturbance regimes. For example, fire exclusion has had a major impact on the structure and function of pine-hardwood ecosystems. Recently, fire has been prescribed for a variety of applications: 1) stand-replacement in…
Author(s): Barton D. Clinton, James M. Vose, Jennifer D. Knoepp, Katherine J. Elliott
Keywords: disturbance, ecosystems, nitrate response, old growth, North Carolina, prescribed fire, resistance, riparian zone, southern Appalachia, stream
Source: Pages 174-181 in K.E.M. Galley, R.C. Klinger, and N.G Sugihara (eds.). Proceedings of Fire Conference 2000: The First National Congress on Fire Ecology, Prevention, and Management. Miscellaneous Publication No. 13, Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL
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
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