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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Person: Gass, Robinson
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Amacher, Malik, Haight
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Introduction...'Fire is the single most important ecological disturbance process throughout the interior Pacific Northwest (Mutch and others 1993; Agee 1994). It is also a natural process that helps maintain a diverse ecological landscape...

Person: Hardy, Arno, Ottmar, Schaaf, Alvarado
Year: 1996
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The needs and opportunities for assessing and managing risks posed by wildfire are identified through synthesis of natural resources agency and conservation group perspectives. Risk assessment is needed primarily to compare environmental effects of...

Person: O'Laughlin
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Organizations managing forest land often make fire management decisions that seem overly risk-averse in relation to their stated goals for ecosystem restoration, protection of sensitive species and habitats, and protection of water and timber resources...

Person: Maguire, Albright
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Forest-fire policy of U.S. federal agencies has evolved from the use of small patrols in newly created National Parks to diverse policy initiatives and institutional arrangements that affect millions of hectares of forests. Even with large expenditures...

Person: Stephens, Ruth
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Information regarding the productivity and effectiveness of initial attack fire crews is essential to a wide variety of forest fire management activities. This paper provides a selective review of crew productivity research conducted in Australia,...

Person: Hirsch, Martell
Year: 1996
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Science at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service has always been large in scale. The depth and breadth of the research conducted here, however, may surprise even many who are engaged in it. Our research programs have a wide...

Person:
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The dramatic expansion into the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) places property, natural assets, and human life at risk from wildfire destruction. The U.S. National Fire Plan encourages communities to implement laws and outreach programs for pre-fire...

Person: Reams, Haines, Renner, Wascom, Kingre
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Construction of fuelbreaks as a presuppression fuels treatment strategy in national forests has always been controversial (Omi 1996). Criticisms have been raised over the objectives, prescriptions, locations, methods, costs, impacts, and effectiveness...

Person: Ingalsbee
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS