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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 following list of fire research topics and questions were generated by the agencies and organizations within AWFCG during 2016 Fall Fire Review and through other solicitations. The topics were initially ranked by the AWFCG Fire Research,...

Person: York
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Each year, fuel treatments reduce the likelihood of uncharacteristically severe wildland fire in overstocked stands across millions of acres in the United States. Typically, these treatments target small-diameter trees for removal, producing large...

Person: Evans, Wright
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

The economic and ecological costs of wildfire in the United States have risen substantially in recent decades. Although climate change has likely enabled a portion of the increase in wildfire activity, the direct role of people in increasing wildfire...

Person: Balch, Bradley, Abatzoglou, Nagy, Fusco, Mahood
Year: 2017
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

A presentation recorded at the 7th International Fire Ecology and Management Congress.

Person: McCaffrey
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Media
Source: FRAMES

Wildland and Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) fires are an important problem in many areas of the world and may have major consequences in terms of safety, air quality, and damage to buildings, infrastructure, and the ecosystem. It is expected that with...

Person: Fernandez-Pello
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This guide provides homeowners with tools to assess your home's wildfire risk and prioritizes actions you can take to reduce that risk. The assessment worksheet included with this guide is intended to help you understand your risk and where...

Person:
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires across western North America have increased in number and size over the past three decades, and this trend will continue in response to further warming. As a consequence, the wildland–urban interface is projected to experience substantially...

Person: Schoennagel, Balch, Brenkert-Smith, Dennison, Harvey, Krawchuk, Mietkiewicz, Morgan, Moritz, Rasker, Turner, Whitlock
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Your agency needs to increase fuel treatments and prescribed fire, but how do you communicate this to the public in the best possible way? This paper by Dr. Eric Toman and colleagues sought to answer that question in four different states: Arizona,...

Person: La Puma
Year: 2017
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES