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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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In this paper, we explore empirically whether the USDA Forest Service's litigation success rate in each Forest Service region helps explain the persistent regional effects noted by Laband et al. (Laband, D.N., González-Cabán, A., and Hussain, A. (2006...

Person: Laband, Hussain, González-Cabán
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

Recent years have brought dramatic expansion of residential development into the Wildland-Urban-Interface (WUI). This rapid development places property, natural assets and human life at risk from wildfire destruction. The U.S. National Fire Plan...

Person: González-Cabán, Reams, Haines, Renner
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

An algorithm is described that quickly calculates minimum travel times between locations for initial response forest fire suppression units. The algorithm was developed for integration into wildfire planning simulation models to quickly identify fire...

Person: González-Cabán, Hatfield, Wiitala, Wilson, Levy
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

In past the fifteen years, many state laws regarding prescribed fire use in the United States have been adopted and revised, and many new statutes now explicitly recognize the benefits of prescribed fire for wildfire risk mitigation. From an economic...

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

Recent advances in operations research and computer technologies present new opportunities to improve preseason wildland fire planning tools. In this paper, we describe the Wildfire Initial Response Assessment System (WIRAS), a stochastic simulation...

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

This presentation focuses on some legal aspects of forest fire management, namely international agreements and national legislation dealing with forest fires and is based on the updating work of Frédéric St-Martin, Legal Consultant; carried out in...

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

Although the vast majority of wildland fires are suppressed effectively in initial or extended attack, on relatively rare occasions fires become exceptionally large, resulting in unusual resource damages, significant financial impacts and/or loss of...

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

Wildfire risk mitigation through ex ante vegetation management is receiving more attention in the United States after a strong emphasis on suppression for a hundred years. This paper presents a dynamic economic model with three sets of input choice...

Person: González-Cabán, Lankoande, Yoder
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