This paper summarizes one of the group discussions held at the symposium. The group identified eight areas of concern and gave five recommendations to improve wilderness fire management.
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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.
The Arrigetch Peaks region of Alaska's Brooks Range combines tremendous visitor appeal for recreation purposes and ecological diversity. Critical issues for wilderness managers include dynamics of palsas and treeline, disturbance to Cladonia...