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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Project Objectives: We request support from the JFSP to: 1. adapt FFE-FVS to support fire-related economic analysis by linking FFE-FVS to IASELECT (Wiitala 1992) and CHEAPOII (Horn and others 1986). IASELECT quantifies the optimal economic performance...

Person: Crookston, Kurz, Reinhardt, Hardy, Wiitala
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

The basic costs of the operations for implementing fuel reduction treatments are used to evaluate treatment effectiveness, select among alternatives, estimate total project costs, and build national program strategies. However, a review of the...

Person: Rummer
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Large wildland fires are complex, costly events influenced by a vast array of physical, climatic, and social factors. Changing climate, fuel buildup due to past suppression, and increasing populations in the wildland-urban interface have all been...

Person: Canton-Thompson, Gebert, Thompson, Jones, Calkin, Donovan
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

After the containment of large wildland fires, major onsite and downstream effects including lost soil productivity, watershed response, increased vulnerability to invasive weeds, and downstream sedimentation can cause threats to human life and...

Person: Calkin, Jones, Hyde
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Region 5 Hotshots currently have a request to the Mobil Fire Equipment Sub-Committee to address the issue of shortening the service life of crew carriers in the 308 vehicle class, from the current 14 year policy. The issue is supported by the...

Person: Smith
Year: 2000
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Approaches for forecasting wildfire suppression costs in advance of a wildfire season are demonstrated for two lead times: fall and spring of the current fiscal year (Oct. 1-Sept. 30). Model functional forms are derived from aggregate expressions of a...

Person: Prestemon, Abt, Gebert
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires continue to burn in the US despite rising concerns for the costs and losses associated with recurrent fire episodes. Prescribed fire and other fuel treatments have been proposed as potential solutions to US fire problems, though fire hazard...

Person: González-Cabán, Omi
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Three longstanding and pervasive myths of wildland fire management are identified and explained using a basic application of economic theory. Each myth is explained and the collection of myths is examined to identify a common misapplication of the...

Person: González-Cabán, Rideout, Ziesler
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Making input decisions under climate uncertainty often involves two-stage methods that use expensive and opaque transfer functions. This article describes an alternative, single-stage approach to such decisions using forecasting methods. The example...

Person: Prestemon, Donovan
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

A recent series of severe fire seasons in the United States has contributed to sharply rising wildfire suppression costs. These increasing costs have caught the attention of policymakers, but so far the responses have not focused clearly on the...

Person: Holmes, Prestemon, Abt, Donovan, Brown, Dale
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES