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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Each year, fuel treatments reduce the likelihood of uncharacteristically severe wildland fire in overstocked stands across millions of acres in the United States. Typically, these treatments target small-diameter trees for removal, producing large...

Person: Evans, Wright
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The 2001 Federal Wildland Fire Management Policy Review and Update (Guiding Principle #6) states, ‘Fire management plans and activities are based upon the best available science.’ To date, the Joint Fire Science Program and National Fire Plan have...

Person: Wright
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

A web-programming project was undertaken to allow users of the online Hand-piled Fuels Biomass Calculator to also estimate the volume, biomass and potential emissions of mechanically piled fuels. Machine pile calculations encoded in the decision...

Person: Wright, Eagle
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Indigenous peoples' detailed traditional knowledge about fire, although superficially referenced in various writings, has not for the most part been analyzed in detail or simulated by resource managers, wildlife biologists, and ecologists…. Instead,...

Person: Lake, Wright, Morgan, McFadzen, McWethy, Stevens-Rumann
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Creating a safe workplace for wildland firefighters has long been at the centre of discussion for researchers and practitioners. The goal of wildland fire safety research has been to protect operational firefighters, yet its contributions often fall...

Person: Adams, Butler, Brown, Wright, Black
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Interagency wildland fire policy directs manager to apply 'best available science' to management plans and activities. But what does 'best available science' mean? With a vague definition of this concept and few guidelines for...

Person: Wright
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

To help reduce the chance for high-severity fires in the western United States, thinning of the forest understory, midstory and overstory has become a necessity. In some cases, the resulting surface fuels are piled by hand and burned. As this two-part...

Person: Wright, Vihnanek
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Photo series and their associated data provide a quick and easy way for managers to quantify and describe fuel and vegetation properties, such as loading of dead and down woody material, tree density, or height of understory vegetation. This...

Person: Wright, Eagle, Olson
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Land managers throughout the West pile and burn surface fuels to mitigate fire hazard in dry forests. Whereas piling was historically conducted with heavy machinery following commercial harvesting operations, land managers are increasingly prescribing...

Person: Wright, Eagle, Balog
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

JFSP goals can be achieved only if the resulting scientific information is effectively transferred to the users. Recognizing that science delivery approaches are often developed on an ad hoc basis without an overall understanding of the research...

Person: Wright
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES