Presents an overview of the American legal system; describes the relations and interactions between the Forest Service and legal system components and processes; discusses how individuals enter, move through, and leave the legal system; and describes the current status of Forest Service law…
Keywords: law, civil process, criminal process, law enforcement, courts, wildfire prevention, wildfire ignitions
Source: Research Paper NC-248. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Discusses problems associated with fire-cause data on USDA Forest Service wildfire reports, traces the historical development of wildfire-cause categories, and presents the pros and cons of retaining current wildfire-cause reporting systems or adopting new systems.
Keywords: Wildfire causes, wildfire reports, wildfire prevention
Source: Research Note NC-280. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
In the 15 western states there are at least 28 million acres of forest that could benefit from some type of mechanical treatment to reduce hazardous fuel loading. It is estimated that about 60 percent of this area could be operationally accessible for treatment with a total biomass treatment volume…
Keywords: Fuel reduction, wildfire prevention, wildfires, prevention and control, fire prevention, West (U.S.), forest biomass, fire ecology, fire management
Source: [Washington, D.C.?] : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Research and Development, 2003: iii, 18 pages
This presentation provides a thought-provoking look at options for utilizing small- diameter wood to help reduce the widespread risk of catastrophic wildfire throughout the West while providing economic recovery of timber-depressed communities and sustaining viable forest products industry.…
Keywords: Biomass, utilization, sustainable forestry, value added, forest products, economic aspects, forest products industry, fuel reduction, wildfire prevention, softwoods, West, market surveys, marketing, rural development, small timbers, smallwood
Source: Conference proceedings : Wood Technology Clinic & Show ... Portland, Oregon, USA, March 24-26, 1999. [San Francisco] : Wood Technology, [1999?]: pages 30-38.
Strategic identification and local placement of fuel treatments are significant regional and local forest management problems addressed by two tools developed by Forest Service Research and Development.
Keywords: Fire management, West (U.S.), forest biomass, wildfire prevention, wildfire control, fuel reduction, forest thinning, economic aspects, forest fires, cost effectiveness, timber supply, market surveys, forest products, timber prices, prices, marketing, fire ecology, mathematical models, Fuel Treatment Evaluator, FTE, myFTP, My Fuel Treatment Planner, fire hazard, thinnings
Source: Fire social science research : selected highlights. General Technical Report PNW-GTR-736. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, 2007: p. 53-56.
Wildland arson makes up the majority of fire starts in some parts of the United States and is the second leading cause of fires on Eastern United States Federal forests. Individual arson fires can cause damages to resources and communities totaling over a hundred million dollars. Recent research…
Keywords: Arson, autocorrelation, green crime, spatio-temporal, wildfire prevention
Source: In: Pye, John M.; Rauscher, H. Michael; Sands, Yasmeen; Lee, Danny C.; Beatty, Jerome S., tech. eds. Advances in threat assessment and their application to forest and rangeland management. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-802. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest and Southern Research Stations: 271-283
This paper addresses the economics of forest fuel thinning programs on federal lands in the U.S. West, and presents a model of regional timber and product market impacts. The issue of economics is vital to the debate about fire management, and this paper presents market implications…
Keywords: Forest products, prices, marketing, western U.S, timber supply, forest biomass, fire management, wildfires, fire prevention, fire control, fuel reduction, wildfire prevention, forest thinning, economic aspects, forest management, market surveys, forest fires, Fuel Treatment Market Model, fire hazard, thinnings, fuel treatment, market welfare
Source: Forest policy and economics. Vol. 10 (2000): Pages 363-372
This paper presents FTM–West, a partial market equilibrium model designed to project future wood market impacts of significantly expanded fuel treatment programs that could remove trees to reduce fire hazard on forestlands in the U.S. West. FTM–West was designed to account for structural…
Keywords: forest products, marketing, economic aspects, market surveys, fuel reduction, wildfire prevention, wildfires, prevention and control, fire prevention, fire management, statistics, prices, thinnings, fuel treatment model, FTM
Source: Proceedings of Southern Forest Economics Workgroup (SOFEW): forestry, economics and environment, 2005 April 18-20, Baton Rouge, LA. Baton Rouge, LA : Louisiana State University, 2006: pages 275-291.
Part I of this paper identifies timberland areas in 12 western states where thinning treatments are judged to be needed to reduce fire hazard and may ?pay for themselves?? at a scale to make investment in forest product processing a realistic option. We also estimate amounts of biomass removed and…
Keywords: Cost effectiveness, volume, cubic content, fuel treatment evaluator, forest biomass, West, fire management, fire ecology, forest thinning, market surveys, forest products, economic aspects, forest fires, fire prevention, fuel reduction, wildfire prevention, wildfires, timber prices, prices, thinnings, fire hazard
Source: Woody biomass utilization : challenges and opportunities : June 26, 2006 : technical session proceedings. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, c2008. Publication ; no. 7223: Pages 3-14.