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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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From the text... 'It is often assumed that the American Indian was incapable of greatly modifying his environment and that he would not have been much interested in doing so if he did have the capabilities. In fact, he possessed both the tool and...

Person: Pyne, Pyne
Year: 1982
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The goal is to restore healthy forest ecosystems, including historical fire regimes. ... For decades, the Forest Service treated all fire, regardless of type or site, as a threat to forest health.'

Person: Brown
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'For some forests burned in 2000, still on a natural fire cycle, forest health was not an issue.'

Person: Barrett
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text... 'The press and politicians called fire season 2000 'a natural disaster.' The fires were natural, but the 'disaster' was how much the United States spent to fight them.'

Person: Williams
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the book jacket...'From prehistory to the present-day conservation movement, Stephen J. Pyne's narrative explores the efforts of sucessive American cultures to master this forbidding kind of fire and to use it to shape the landscape. He...

Person: Pyne
Year: 1982
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Payette, Gagnon
Year: 1985
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Two computer programs for testing alternative fire prescriptions are presented. Program RXBUILD creates a fire occurrence and a fire weather, danger, and manning class file for use by the second program. Program RXFIRES reads user fire selection...

Person: Lotan, Bevins
Year: 1982
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Attitudes and policies concerning wildland fire, fire use, and fire management have changed greatly since early European settlers arrived in North America. Active suppression of wildfires accelerated early in the 20th Century, and areas burned dropped...

Person: Conard, Hartzell, Hilbruner, Zimmerman
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Fire managers are increasingly concerned about the threat of crown fires, yet only now are quantitative methods for assessing crown fire hazard being developed. Links among existing mathematical models of fire behavior are used to develop two indices...

Person: Scott, Reinhardt
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Forestry, conservation, wildfire risk reduction, and agricultural uses of planned or prescribed fires as a tool for meeting the needs of wildland managers are increasingly in collision at the air pollution control and climate change cross-roads. The...

Person: Radke, Ward, Riggan
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS