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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Solutions to the wildland-urban interface or intermix (WUI) fire problem may vary considerably across ecosystems. A case in point is the boreal forest regions of northern Canada and Alaska - i.e., 'northern solutions are needed for northern problems'....

Person: Alexander
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

We used the TELSA forest landscape model to examine the long-term consequences of applying different forest management scenarios on indicators of wildlife habitat, understory productivity, crown fuel hazard, timber yield and treatment costs. The study...

Person: Klenner, Walton
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Project Learning Tree coordinators provide information and activities to make teachers feel comfortable teaching about wildland fire issues. Fire education workshops, lasting from 9 hours to a full week, cover topics such as the...

Person: Owens
Year: 2009
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

Wildfires are a serious problem affecting many terrestrial ecosystems and causing substantial economic damage. Understanding the variation in structure of fuels (which are predominantly represented by plant litter and live vegetation) is key to...

Person: Krivtsov, Vigy, Legg, Curt, Rigolot, Lecomte, Jappiot, Lampin-Maillet, Fernandes, Pezzatti
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Over the last 20 years, the duties of US fire professionals have become more complex and risk laden because of fuel load accumulation, climate change, and the increasing wildland-urban interface. Incorporation of fire use and ecological principles into...

Person: Kobziar, Rocca, Dicus, Hoffman, Sugihara, Thode, Varner, Morgan
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The interaction between smoke and air pollution creates a public health challenge. Fuels treatments proposed for National Forests are intended to reduce fuel accumulations and wildfire frequency and severity, as well as to protect property located in...

Person: Bytnerowicz, Arbaugh, Andersen, Riebau
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This paper traces the origin and evolution of the application of nonmarket valuation techniques to fire management within the USDA Forest Service. The motivation for contingent valuation (CVM) studies that quantify existence value is traced to the need...

Person: González-Cabán, Loomis, González-Cabán
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

An important component of the wildland fire problem in the United States is the growing number of people living in high fire hazard areas. How people in these areas contribute to fire risk-or potentially decrease it-will be shaped by their attitudes...

Person: McCaffrey
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS