Natural hazards theory with its emphasis on understanding the human-hazard interaction has much to offer in better understanding how individuals respond to the wildfire hazard. Ironically, very few natural hazards studies have actually looked at wildfires, despite the insights the field might offer…
Keywords: natural hazards, risk perception, wildland fire, wildland-urban interface
Source: Society and Natural Resources 17: 509-516
Three factors, human population density, topography,and culture interact to create temporal and spatial differences in the frequency of fire at the landscape level. These facters can be quantitatively related to fire frequency. The fire model can be used to reconstruct historic and to predict…
Keywords: Humans, topography, wildland fire, long-term, ecosystem, human population, density, fire model
Source: Proceedings: Workshop on Fire, People, and the Central Hardwoods Landscape. GTR-NE-274. 2000. 29-35
A series of syntheses were commissioned by the USDA Forest Service to aid in fuels mitigation project planning. This synthesis focuses on collaboration research, and offers knowledge and tools to improve collaboration in the planning and implementation of wildland fire and fuels management projects…
Keywords: Cooperation, wildfire, wildland fire, fuels reduction, wildfire management
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-257. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 84 p.
A series of syntheses were commissioned by the USDA Forest Service to aid in fuels mitigation project planning. This synthesis focuses on how managers can most effectively communicate with the public about fuels management efforts. It summarizes what is known about the techniques of persuasive…
Keywords: Education, communication, wildfire, wildland fire, fuels reduction, wildfire management
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-267. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 42 p.
Three factors, human population density, topography, and culture interact to create temporal and spatial differences in the frequency of fire at the landscape level. These factors can be quantitatively related to fire frequency. The fire model can be used to reconstruct historic and to predict…
Keywords: population density, Fuel Limited Stage, anthropogenic, topography, spatial differences, wildland fire, ecosystems
Source: Proceeding: Workshop on Fire, Peopel, and the Central Hardwoods Landscape. p. 28-35. (2000)
The wildland-urban interface (WUI) is the area where houses meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland vegetation. The WUI is thus a focal area for human-environment conflicts, such as the destruction of homes by wildfires, habitat fragmentation, introduction of exotic species, and biodiversity…
Keywords: fragmentation, housing growth, urban sprawl, urbanization, wildfire, wildland fire, wildland?urban interface
Source: Ecological Applications 15(3):799-805
Presents an analytical procedure that uses a FORTRAN 77 program to estimate fire direction and rate of spread. The program also calculates the variability of these parameters, both for subsections of the fire and for the fires as a whole. An option in the program allows users with a CALCOMP…
Keywords: FORTRAN program, CALCOMP plotter, vector, prescribed burn, wildland fire
Source: General Technical Report NC-117. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
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…
Keywords: smoke, prescribed fire, wildland fire
Source: PMS 420-2. NFES 1279. Boise, ID: National Wildfire Coodination Group. 226 p
To better understand the wildland-urban interface across the 13 Southern States and to identify issues to be covered in the USDA Forest Service report, "Human Influences on Forest Ecosystems: The Southern Wildland-Urban Interface Assessment," 12 focus groups were conducted in 6 of the Southern…
Keywords: Air quality, focus groups, land use change, water quality, wildland fire, wildlife habitat, wildland-urban interface
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-63. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 35 p.
The RAWS network and RAWS data-use systems are closely reviewed and summarized in this report. RAWS is an active program created by the many land-management agencies that share a common need for accurate and timely weather data from remote locations for vital operational and program decisions…
Keywords: weather data, fire business, fire use, National Fire Danger Rating System, NFDRS, fire danger, RAWS, forest fire, wildland fire, weather observations, prescribed burns
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-119. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 153 p + CD.