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Wildfires in 2000 burned over 500,000 forested ha in the Northern Rocky Mountains. In 2001, National Fire Plan funding became available to evaluate the influence of pre-wildfire forest structure on post wildfire fire severity. Results from this study will provide information on forest structures…
Author(s): Theresa Benavidez Jain, Russell T. Graham
Keywords: wildfires, post wildfire fire severity, probability sampling
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. 217-234
Year: 2004
Fire management, and forest and rangeland fuels management, over the past century have altered the wildland fire situation dramatically, thus also altering the institutional approach to how to deal with the changing landscape. Also, climate change, extended drought, increased insect and disease…
Author(s): Paul (tech. ed.) Keller
Keywords: prescribed fire, wildland fire, wildfires, fire suppression, High Reliability Organization
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-137. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 73 p.
Year: 2004
Major concerns after wildfires are the increased erosion and flooding potential due to loss of the protective forest floor layer, loss of water storage, and the creation of water repellent soil conditions. Treatments to mitigate postfire erosion and runoff are commonly applied on highly erodible…
Author(s): P. R. Robichaud, R. E. Brown
Keywords: wildfires, rehabilitation, watersheds, erosion, monitoring
Source: In: Moglen, Glenn E., ed. Managing watersheds for human and natural impacts: engineering, ecological, and economic challenges : proceedings of the 2005 Watershed Management Conference : July 19-22, 2005, Williamsburg, Virginia. Alexandria, Va.: American Society of Civil Engineers. 12 p
Year: 2005
One of the priority research areas at the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute addresses the “need for improved information to guide the stewardship of fire as a natural process in wilderness while protecting social and ecological values inside and outside wilderness.” This research topic…
Author(s): Katie Knotek
Keywords: stewardship, wildfires, wilderness, social values
Source: International journal of wilderness. 11(3): 30, 12
Year: 2005
The increase in severe wildfires in recent years is due in part to an abundance of fuels in forests. In an effort to protect values at risk, and decrease the severity of wildfires, forest managers have embarked on a major program of fuel reduction. Past research has shown that such fuel reduction…
Author(s): William J. Elliot, Joan Q. Wu
Keywords: wildfires, fuels reduction, fuel management, models, watersheds, sediment, runoff, Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP)
Source: In: Moglen, Glenn E., ed. Managing watersheds for human and natural impacts: engineering, ecological, and economic challenges : proceedings of the 2005 Watershed Management Conference : July 19-22, 2005, Williamsburg, Virginia. Alexandria, Va.: American Society of Civil Engineers. 11 p
Year: 2005
The USFS Remote Sensing Applications Center (RSAC) and the USGS EROS Data Center (EDC) produce Burned Area Reflectance Classification (BARC) maps for use by Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER) teams in rapid response to wildfires. BAER teams desire maps indicative of soil burn severity, but…
Author(s): Andrew T. Hudak, Peter R. Robichaud, Jeffery B. Evans, Jess Clark, Keith Lannom, Penelope Morgan, Carter Stone
Keywords: wildfires, maps, vegetation, soil, burn severity, Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), Burned Area Emergency Rehabilitation (BAER), Burned Area Reflectance Classification (BARC), Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI)
Source: In: Greer, Jerry Dean, ed. Remote sensing for field users; proceedings of the tenth Forest Service remote sensing applications conference; 2004 April 5–9; Salt Lake City, UT. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. CD-ROM.
Year: 2004
Erosion and sedimentation are natural geomorphic processes characterized by large temporal and spatial variability. Recent radionuclide studies suggest that rare episodic events, such as large wildfires, produce massive sediment yields over time scales of thousands of years, thereby causing long-…
Author(s): Walter F. Megahan, John G. King
Keywords: erosion, sedimentation, watersheds, forest management, residual effects, logging effects, erosion control, timber, harvesting, forest roads, temporal variability, wildfires, research needs, Idaho, Montana, Rocky Mountains
Source: In: Ice, George G.; Stednick, John D., eds. A century of forest and wildland watershed lessons. Bethesda, Md.: Society of American Foresters: p. 201-222
Year: 2004
The evolution of the western range involves millions of years of coexistence of herbaceous plants with a great many kinds of large herbivores, most of the latter suddenly removed around 13,000 years ago. The fossil record indicates more diversity of large herbivores before this time, not less, and…
Author(s): Paul S. Martin
Keywords: grazing, herbivores, fossils, wildfires, history, prehistory, Sky Island, Arizona, New Mexico
Source: In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Edminster, Carleton B., comps. Connecting mountain islands and desert seas: biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago II. Proc. RMRS-P-36. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 26-34
Year: 2005
This paper examined the application of state-of-the-art remote sensing image enhancement and classification techniques for mapping land cover change in the Peloncillo Mountains of Arizona and New Mexico. Spectrally enhanced images acquired August 1985, 1991, 1996, and 2000 were combined with…
Author(s): John Rogan, Kelley O'Neal, Stephen Yool
Keywords: landscape fragmentation, wildfires, prescribed burning, cattle, grazing, remote sensing, maps, Peloncillo Mountains (Ariz. and N.M.)
Source: In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Edminster, Carleton B., comps. Connecting mountain islands and desert seas: biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago II. Proc. RMRS-P-36. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 256-259
Year: 2005
This project characterized Mexican spotted owl (MSO) home territories on the Fort Huachuca Military Reservation (FHMR) in the Huachuca Mountains using existing data on owl occupancy, fire history, and site characteristics. Although many nest sites were found in canyon environments with riparian,…
Author(s): Shelley Danzer
Keywords: Strix occidentalis lucida, habitats, nests, vegetation, wildfires, fuel loads, stand density, Huachuca Mountains (Ariz.)
Source: In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Edminster, Carleton B., comps. Connecting mountain islands and desert seas: biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago II. Proc. RMRS-P-36. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 387-391
Year: 2005
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