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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 Executive Summary... 'Purpose: National forests of the dry, interior portion of the western United States that are managed by the Department of Agriculture*s Forest Service have undergone significant changes over the last century and a...

Person: Coles, Conlon, Cotton, Eisenstadt, Goldfarb, Hutchison, Joy, Wolter
Year: 1999
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

'The rising cost of fire suppression activities prompted the Regional Fire Directors, under the leadership of the Director of Fire and Aviation Management, to review the causes of fire suppression costs and recommend appropriate actions. The 1994...

Person: Truesdale
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text...'We are in a national fire crisis. Wildfires are on a sharp increase, burning bigger, threatening communities and taking more and more property and lives. In the last decade, the number of acres burned has doubled; the number of...

Person: Babbitt
Year: 1999
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text and table of contents: .'This report addresses five major topic areas: 1) role of wildland fire in resource management, 2) use of wildland fire, 3) preparedness and suppression, 4) wildland/urban interface protection, and 5)...

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Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Wildland fire protection in the United States has evolved from predominantly protecting natural resources values to protecting values of the urban-wildland interface. Providing fire protection in this 'unnatural' ecosystem has become more...

Person: González-Cabán, Omi, Snyder
Year: 1999
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Evolving wildfire management policies are aimed at more comprehensive treatments of current wildland fire management problems. Key policies are identified that affect wildfire and fuels management. Policies are discussed in the context of institutional...

Person: González-Cabán, Omi, Hesseln, Rideout
Year: 1999
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Understanding how ignitions occur is critical for effectively mitigating home fire losses during wildland fires. The threat of life and property losses during wildland fires is a significant issue for Federal, State, and local agencies that have...

Person: González-Cabán, Omi, Cohen
Year: 1999
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This guide, based on a literature review and personal contacts, offers recommendations and standards for procedures in reducing losses of residences from wildfires. Possible solutions to the problem of fire protection are discussed in the broad areas...

Person: Moore
Year: 1981
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This publication provides homeowners and builders in the Wildland Urban Interface with design and building techniques that can offer more protection from wildland or forest fires. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Colorado State...

Person: Slack
Year: 1999
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Major wildland/urban interface fire losses, principally residences, continue to occur. Although the problem is not new, the specific mechanisms are not well known on how structures ignite in association with wildland fires. In response to the need for...

Person: Weise, Martin, Cohen
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES