Alaska Reference Database

The Alaska Reference Database originated as the standalone Alaska Fire Effects Reference Database, a ProCite reference database maintained by former BLM-Alaska Fire Service Fire Ecologist Randi Jandt. It was expanded under a Joint Fire Science Program grant for the FIREHouse project (The Northwest and Alaska Fire Research Clearinghouse). It is now maintained by the Alaska Fire Science Consortium and FRAMES, and is hosted through the FRAMES Resource Catalog. The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Here, in one concise book, is the essential story of fire. Noted environmental historian Stephen J. Pyne describes the evolution of fire through prehistoric and historic times down to the present, examining contemporary attitudes from a long-range,...

Person: Pyne
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This paper explores whether fundamental differences exist between urban and rural vulnerability to climate-induced changes in the fire regime of interior Alaska. We further examine how communities and fire managers have responded to these changes and...

Person: Trainor, Calef, Natcher, Chapin, McGuire, Huntington, Duffy, Rupp, DeWilde, Kwart, Fresco, Lovecraft
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Salvage logging, the removal for profit of standing trees that have been damaged by extensive wildfires, has been quite controversial and subject to lawsuits that can delay the logging past the time in which the lumber is still useful. It has not been...

Person: Ryon, Hamin
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text...'Advanced smoke management programs evaluate individual and multiple burns; coordinate all prescribed fire activities in an area; consider cross-boundary (landscape) impacts; and weigh decisions about fires against possible health...

Person: Hardy, Ottmar, Peterson, Core, Seamon, Hardy, Hermann, Core
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'We can postpone the inevitible blazes, but-as the 2000 fire season showed-not indefinitely...' ... 'The relative severity of the 2000 fire season mobilized public opinion behind a large-scale program to reduce the fire...

Person: Dombeck
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text... 'The press and politicians called fire season 2000 'a natural disaster.' The fires were natural, but the 'disaster' was how much the United States spent to fight them.'

Person: Williams
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Created through the Wildfire Disaster Recovery Act of 1989 (PL 101-286), in response to the destructive western fire season of 1987 and the Yellowstone fires of 1988, the Commission was asked to consider the environmental and economic effects of...

Person:
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fires spreading in elevated vegetation, such as chaparral or pine forest canopies, are often more intense than fires spreading through surface vegetation such as grasslands. As a result, they are more difficult to suppress, produce higher heat fluxes,...

Person: Mell, Maranghides, McDermott, Manzello
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The interaction between smoke and air pollution creates a public health challenge. Fuels treatments proposed for National Forests are intended to reduce fuel accumulations and wildfire frequency and severity, as well as to protect property located in...

Person: Bytnerowicz, Arbaugh, Andersen, Riebau
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The results of this synthesis illustrate several important lessons. First, current forest structure is the result of decades of fire-suppression activities, and so restoration will require multiple treatments to bring forests to within the range of...

Person: Bartuszevige, Kennedy
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES