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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The RSG! Program tenets help residents be Ready with preparedness understanding, be Set with situational awareness when fire threatens, and to Go, acting early when a fire starts.

Person: Stokes, Wells, Dietz, Kirk, Rhodes
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Website
Source: FRAMES

The National Wildfire Coordinating Group definition of extreme fire behavior (EFB) indicates a level of fire behavior characteristics that ordinarily precludes methods of direct control action. One or more of the following is usually involved: high...

Person: Werth, Potter, Clements, Finney, Goodrick, Alexander, Cruz, Forthofer, McAllister
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Fire management faces important emergent issues in the coming years such as climate change, fire exclusion impacts, and wildland-urban development, so new, innovative means are needed to address these challenges. Field studies, while preferable and...

Person: Keane, Loehman, Holsinger
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Reduced firefighter exposure to unnecessary risk during fire incidents continues to guide fire management decisions and anchors our actions.'

Person: Calkin, Phipps, Holmes, Rieck, Thompson
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'With an eye to what has been learned in the past, the wildland fire service can now meet the challenge of developing future leaders for an increasingly complex and high-tempo work environment..'

Person: Cook, Sutton
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Fire managers and resource managers have never been positioned as well as we are today to develop a common understanding of the role of fire in shaping the patterns of vegetation on the landscape.'

Person: Harbour
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We propose a community-based model of land management for pre-emptive action to reduce the risk of wildfires in small communities situated in forested areas. This proposed approach transfers the responsibility of wildland-urban interface administration...

Person: Yablecki, Bibeau, Smith
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This study examined neighbourhood level wildfire mitigation programs being implemented in neighbourhoods in Canada (FireSmart-ForestWise), Australia (Community Fireguard) and the US (Firewise Communities). Semi-structured interviews were completed with...

Person: McGee
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Since the 1950s the US Forest Service (USFS) has relied on fire-retardant chemicals as one method of battling wildland blazes, primarily in the American West. ...In 2004, the Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics (...

Person: Parks
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

In this paper we review progress towards the implementation of a risk management framework for US federal wildland fire policy and operations. We first describe new developments in wildfire simulation technology that catalyzed the development of risk-...

Person: Calkin, Finney, Ager, Thompson, Gebert
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS