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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 ... 'The Canadian Parks Service has a fire management policy that is best described as evolving. The development history of the fire policy and current practices have been reviewed by other authors (Lopoukhine, 1993; Westhaver, 1992...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Woodley
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

What we call wilderness fire is the merger, collision, mixture, alliance, confrontation, and altogether curious and perplexing association of two very different traditions. One is nature preservation, particularly as expressed in wilderness; the other...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Pyne
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Conclusions ... 'In conclusion, let me repeat that delivering fire information at the proper time and tailoring it to meet the needs of those affected is critical. Keep in mind that you are dealing with real people who have the same loves...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Schmoyer-Weber
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Examination of 320 stories about wildfire published since 1988 suggests that journalists did not learn from the mistakes they made reporting the Yellowstone fires. The conventions of journalism, which value drama over explanation, suggest that...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Smith
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The statement, 'Availability of fire resources can be a serious constraint to conducting prescribed natural fire activities,' illustrates some misunderstanding of prescribed fire programs. The availability of fire suppression resources should...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Stauber
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'In this paper we will review those changes [the National Park Service made after the Yellowstone fires of 1988 in the way fire policies had previously been implemented] to determine what impacts they have had during the past...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Kilgore, Nichols
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Discusses the concept of setting objectives for prescribed fire in wilderness. The current Forest Service policies are visited as well as the concept of what is 'naturalness' and the difference between the wilderness ecosystem and the...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Morton
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Since 1972, prescribed natural fire plans have been developed and implemented for several of the larger wildernesses in the country like the Frank Church-River of No Return, Teton, Selway-Bitterroot, Bob Marshall, Scapegoat, Absaroka-Beartooth, Gila,...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Mutch
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'A major problem that land management agencies must overcome is that air quality agency staff usually do not have an understanding for the needs and uses of prescribed fire. While air quality agency staff have excellent...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Haddow
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Prescribed natural fire programs in the National Park Service have changed dramatically following the 1988 Yellowstone fires. The area burned per year has declined by 94 percent even though the area within prescribed natural fire zones has increased....

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Botti, Nichols
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS