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  • Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; social issues fact sheet 08: The "Golden Rule" and other lessons on communicating about hazards

    Other fact sheets identified considerations for communicating about hazards, talked about the importance of working locally, and discussed the seven laws of effective hazard communication. This fact sheet introduces the "Golden Rule" of hazard communication and shares some final lessons from hazard educators.

  • Lewis's Woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis): A technical conservation assessment

    Lewis's woodpecker (Melanerpes lewis) is a locally common but patchily distributed woodpecker species usually seen in open forests of western North America. The combination of its sporadic distribution, its diet of adult-stage free-living insects (primarily aerial), its preference to nest in burned landscapes, and its variable migratory behavior...

    Author(s):
    Stephen C. Abele; Victoria A. Saab; Edward O. Garton
    Year:
    2004
    Keywords:
    Lewis's woodpecker, Melanerpes lewis
    Source:
    [Online]. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. 50 p.
  • Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; environmental consequences fact sheet 03: structure fires in the wildland-urban interface

    National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) data indicate that wildfires destroyed approximately 9,000 homes between 1985 and 1994 in the United States. The loss of homes to wildfire has had a significant impact on Federal fire policy. This fact sheet discusses the causes of home ignitions in the wildland-urban interface, home ignition zones, how to reduce home...

    Author(s):
    Steve Sutherland
    Year:
    2004
    Keywords:
    fuels planning, fuels management, fire, NFPA
    Source:
    Res. Note RMRS-RN-23-3. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.
  • Evaluating the ASTER sensor for mapping and characterizing forest fire fuels in northern Idaho

    Land managers need cost-effective methods for mapping and characterizing fire fuels quickly and accurately. The advent of sensors with increased spatial resolution may improve the accuracy and reduce the cost of fuels mapping. The objective of this research is to evaluate the accuracy and utility of imagery from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection...

    Author(s):
    Michael J. Falkowski; Paul Gessler; Penelope Morgan; Alistair M. S. Smith; Andrew T. Hudak
    Year:
    2004
    Keywords:
    ASTER, satellite imagery, gradient modeling, mapping, wildland fire fuels
    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.
  • Evaluating ASTER satellite imagery and gradient modeling for mapping and characterizing wildland fire fuels

    Land managers need cost-effective methods for mapping and characterizing fire fuels quickly and accurately. The advent of sensors with increased spatial resolution may improve the accuracy and reduce the cost of fuels mapping. The objective of this research is to evaluate the accuracy and utility of imagery from the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection...

    Author(s):
    Michael J. Falkowski; Paul Gessler; Penelope Morgan; Alistair M. S. Smith; Andrew T. Hudak
    Year:
    2004
    Keywords:
    ASTER, satellite imagery, gradient modeling, mapping, wildland fire fuels
    Source:
    In: Greer, Jerry Dean, ed. Remote sensing for field users; proceedings of the tenth Forest Service remote sensing applications conference; 2004 April 5­9; Salt Lake City, UT. Bethesda, MD: American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing. CD-ROM.
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