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Bark beetles act as "agents of change" within the conifer forests of the Rocky Mountain area. They play a critical role in the development, senescence, and rebirth of Western forests. Bark beetle-caused tree mortality can be extensive, covering thousands of acres. This report is the Forest Service…
Author(s): Safiya Samman, Jesse Logan
Keywords: bark beetle, forest health, suppression, restoration
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-62. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 46 p.
Year: 2000
Forest fires are a disturbance where the effects can range from benign to extreme devastation within a given ecosystem. The stage of stand development coupled with prior management dictates the amount and composition of potential fuels. Thus, fire policy exerts a strong influence on fire effects.…
Author(s): W. Keith Moser, Dale D. Wade
Keywords: Fire behavior, fire effects, fire policy, longleaf pine, restoration, stand dynamics, suppression
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, Vol. 20(Supp 6): 17-26
Year: 2005
Wildfire suppression expenditures on national forest land have increased over the last 35 years, exceeding US $l billion in 2000 and 2002. These increases in expenditure have been attributed, in part, to a century of aggressive wildfire suppression, resulting in a buildup of fuel on the nation's…
Author(s): Geoffrey H. Donovan, Thomas C. Brown
Keywords: Forest Service, incentives, prescribed fire, suppression, wildfire
Source: Forest Science. 51(5):387-395
Year: 2005
Federal land management agencies in the United States are increasingly relying on contract crews as opposed to agency fire crews. Despite this increasing reliance on contractors, there have been no studies to determine what the optimal mix of contract and agency fire crews should be. A mathematical…
Author(s): Geoffrey H. Donovan
Keywords: Wildfire, fire crews, optimization, Pacific Northwest, suppression
Source: Ecological Modelling. 194: 372-378
Year: 2006
To determine the optimal suppression strategy for escaped wildfires, federal land managers are requiredto conduct a wildland fire situation analysis (WFSA). As part of the WFSA process, fire managers estimate final fire size and suppression costs. Estimates from 58 WFSAs conducted during the 2002…
Author(s): Geoffrey H. Donovan, Peter Noordijk
Keywords: WFSA, wildfire, economics, suppression, probability
Source: Journal of Forestry. January/February: 10-13
Year: 2005
Twenty-two stands of advance lodgepole pine released with overstory removal were sampled to determine height growth response. Tree and site characteristics correlated with release response were identified, and a mathematical model was developed to predict height growth in years 6 through 10 after…
Author(s): Tanya E. Lewis Murphy, David L. Adams, Dennis E. Ferguson
Keywords: advance growth, growth response, liberation cut, Pinus contorta var. latifolia, release, suppression
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 120: 235-244.
Year: 1999
Trust is a form of social capital, facilitating effective land management, communication and collaboration. Although trust in the Forest Service is at least moderately high for most publics, evidence of a lack of trust and outright distrust has been found in some communities. However, the amount,…
Author(s): Patricia Winter, James Absher, Alan Watson
Keywords: values, perceptions, suppression, communities, trust, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology
Source: In: Gonzalez-Caban, Armando; Haynes, Richard W.; McCaffrey, Sarah; Mercer, Evan; Watson, Alan, tech. eds. Fire social science research-selected highlights. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-736. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. p. 5-9.
Year: 2007
Record suppression costs have led to a multitude of fire cost reviews and cost studies by oversight agencies, and new rules and regulations. One of the most important and elusive issues in fire management is defining the "best" amount of fuel treatments to apply to a forested landscape. Research is…
Author(s): Evan Mercer, Greg Jones
Keywords: values, perceptions, suppression, communities, trust, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology
Source: In: Gonzalez-Caban, Armando; Haynes, Richard W.; McCaffrey, Sarah; Mercer, Evan; Watson, Alan, tech. eds. Fire social science research-selected highlights. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-736. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. p. 41-46.
Year: 2007
Forest Service Research and Development has a long-standing component of social fire science that since 2000 has expanded significantly. Much of this new work focuses on research that will increase understanding of the social and economic issues connected with wildland fire and fuels management.…
Author(s): Armando González-Cabán, Richard W. Haynes, Sarah McCaffrey, Evan Mercer, Alan Watson
Keywords: Values, perceptions, suppression, communities, trust, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-736. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 65 p
Year: 2007
Disturbance is integral to the regeneration and growth of northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) in Ontario, and historically fire has favoured red oak regeneration (Lorimer 1985, 1989, 1993; Abrams 1992; Abrams and Nowacki 1992; Johnson 1993; Van Lear and Watt 1993). In the pre-suppression era, fire…
Author(s): Richard P. Guyette, Daniel C. Dey
Keywords: Disturbance, northern red oak, suppression, succession, regeneration, red pine
Source: Forest Research Information Paper. No. 119. 1995. pp. 1-14.
Year: 1995
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