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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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The needs and opportunities for assessing and managing risks posed by wildfire are identified through synthesis of natural resources agency and conservation group perspectives. Risk assessment is needed primarily to compare environmental effects of...

Person: O'Laughlin
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'At a time when wildfire potential has never been greater, social expectations for protection have never been higher and political tolerance for failure has never been lower. ...We are at a crossroads: We must look beyond our...

Person: Williams
Year: 2005
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

Wildfires are both dangerous and costly, yet people continue to build in wildfire-prone areas. This poses challenges for governments and planners, who must decide whether to permit development in such areas and how best to design developments that are...

Person: Schwab, Meck, Simone
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The dramatic expansion into the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) places property, natural assets, and human life at risk from wildfire destruction. The U.S. National Fire Plan encourages communities to implement laws and outreach programs for pre-fire...

Person: Reams, Haines, Renner, Wascom, Kingre
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Construction of fuelbreaks as a presuppression fuels treatment strategy in national forests has always been controversial (Omi 1996). Criticisms have been raised over the objectives, prescriptions, locations, methods, costs, impacts, and effectiveness...

Person: Ingalsbee
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Extreme fire seasons in recent years and associated high suppression expenditures have brought about a chorus of calls for reform of federal firefighting structure and policy. Given the political nature of the topic, a critical review of past trends in...

Person: Calkin, Gebert, Jones, Neilson
Year: 2005
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS