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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Many natural resource agencies and organizations recognize the importance of fuel treatments as tools for reducing fire hazards and restoring ecosystems. However, there continues to be confusion and misconception about fuel treatments and their...

Person: Reinhardt, Keane, Calkin, Cohen
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Climate change, increased wildland fuels, and residential development patterns in fire-prone areas all combine to make wildfire risk mitigation an important public policy issue. One approach to wildfire risk mitigation is to encourage homeowners to use...

Person: Butry, Donovan
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

In this paper, we explore empirically whether the USDA Forest Service's litigation success rate in each Forest Service region helps explain the persistent regional effects noted by Laband et al. (Laband, D.N., Gonzalez-Caban, A., and Hussain, A. (...

Person: Laband, Hussain, Gonzalez-Caban
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Forest wildfires are a growing issue of concern in the United States, with average annual area burned escalating rapidly compared to levels in the 1980s and 1990s (approximately 1.2 million hectares/year in the 80s vs. 2.8...

Person: Teeter
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

With evidence of increasing wildfire risks in wildland-urban interface zones in the U.S. West and elsewhere, understanding intended evacuation behavior is a growing issue for community planners. This research investigates intended evacuation behavior...

Person: Mozumder, Raheem, Talberth, Berrens
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We describe a two-stage model of global log and chip markets that evaluates the spatial and temporal economic effects of government-subsidized fire-related mechanical fuel treatment programs in the U.S. West and South. The first stage is a goal program...

Person: Prestemon, Abt, Huggett
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

This study reports the results from a 5 year simulation of forest thinning intended to reduce fire hazard on publicly managed lands in the western United States. A state simulation model of interrelated timber markets was used to evaluate the timber...

Person: Barbour, Zhou, Prestemon
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Created through the Wildfire Disaster Recovery Act of 1989 (PL 101-286), in response to the destructive western fire season of 1987 and the Yellowstone fires of 1988, the Commission was asked to consider the environmental and economic effects of...

Person:
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

'Smokey Bear, America's 'forest fire preventin' bear' for fifty years, has taken a lot of undeserved heat lately. Wildland fire management professionals--especially fire prevention professionals--must understand that heat and...

Person: Joslin
Year: 1994
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Discusses pruning as a way to reduce fire hazard in forest land. Outlines pruning guidelines. Summarizes considerations in pruning.

Person: Holmberg, Bennett
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES