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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Editorial comment ... 'In this wide-ranging essay, Stephen Pyne, the preeminent historian of wildfire around the world, explores the past, present, and future of the term 'wildland-urban interface' and the policies regarding fire in that...

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

Editorial comment ... 'It will take more than mere science to deal with the wildland-urban interface issue, argues the author. In addition, what is needed are the 'skills, talents, and approaches' of historians and the long perspective...

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

Editorial comment ... 'The trend of increasing wildfire intensity and size likely due to increasing fuel hazards is only one consequence of fire suppression. Another legacy of the fire exclusion paradigm has far reaching implications: an...

Person: Cohen
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

After wildfire, land managers are often called on to undertake complex restoration activities while also managing relations with wildfire-devastated communities. This research investigates the community-US Forest Service agency relations in the...

Person: Ryan, Hamin
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

We used a national household survey to examine knowledge, attitudes, and preferences pertaining to wildland fire. First, we present nationwide results and trends. Then, we examine opinions across region and race. Despite some regional variation,...

Person: Bowker, Lim, Cordell, Green, Rideout-Hanzak, Johnson
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

The National Weather Service Fire Weather Program provides weather forecasting and meteorological support services to state and federal wildland fire management agencies. An Intergovernmental Fire Weather User's Summit, sponsored by the National...

Person:
Year: 1994
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