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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 ... 'Without a significant organization change, our ability to manage large fires will be compromised. ... We need a strong local initial- and extended-attack fire program and an aggressive ecosystem restoration program.'

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

Public land managers must treat multiple values coincidentally in time and space, which requires the participation of multiple resource specialists and consideration of diverse clientele interests in the decision process. This implies decision making...

Person: Schmoldt, Peterson
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Since the 1980's, there has been a disturbing rise in both total suppression costs and the cost per acre burned.'

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

From the text ... 'Every year, hundreds of aircraft and tens of thousands of firefighters are needed to suppress wildland fires in the United States, at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars.'

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

From the text ... 'We can postpone the inevitible blazes, but-as the 2000 fire season showed-not indefinitely...' ... 'The relative severity of the 2000 fire season mobilized public opinion behind a large-scale program to reduce the fire...

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

Executive Summary: On August 8, 2000, President Clinton asked Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt and Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman to prepare a report that recommends how best to respond to this year*s severe fires, reduce the impacts of these...

Person:
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

[unpublished report] From the text...'Because of the soaring expenditures (nearly $1 billion in FY 1994) for fire management, the Fire Economics Assessment Team was formed in January of 1995 by USDA Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management,...

Person: Bell, Cleaves, Croft, Husari, Schuster, Truesdale
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

There is currently limited understanding of the social acceptability of the various means of treatment of forest or grassland fuels. Either through the application of prescribed fire or mechanical means, the social and economic implications of fuel...

Person: Watson, Borrie, Burchfield, Wakimoto
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Project
Source: FRAMES

This article examines how eight disturbances influence forest structure, composition, and function, and how climate change may influence the severity, frequency, and magnitude of disturbances to forests. We focus on examples from the United States,...

Person: Dale, Joyce, McNulty, Neilson, Ayres, Flannigan, Hanson, Irland, Lugo, Peterson, Simberloff, Swanson, Stocks, Wotton
Year: 2001
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS