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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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Fire management faces important emergent issues in the coming years such as climate change, fire exclusion impacts, and wildland-urban development, so new, innovative means are needed to address these challenges. Field studies, while preferable and...

Person: Keane, Loehman, Holsinger
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Increasing private wildfire risk mitigation is an important part of the larger forest restoration policy challenge. Data from an economic experiment are used to evaluate the effectiveness of providing fuel reductions on public land adjacent to private...

Person: Prante, Little, Jones, McKee, Berrens
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'One of the BAER [Burned Area Emergency Response] team's first tasks is to develop a soil burn severity map that highlights the areas of low, moderate, and high burn severity within a wildfire perimeter.'

Person: Clark, McKinley
Year: 2011
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...

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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...

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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

Forest and range health, along with wildfire, currently dominate management decisions on public lands across much of the United States. A common focal point is often at the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). Changing conditions on the ground, as well as...

Person: Shindler, Gordon, McCaffrey, Toman
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

This study examined neighbourhood level wildfire mitigation programs being implemented in neighbourhoods in Canada (FireSmart-ForestWise), Australia (Community Fireguard) and the US (Firewise Communities). Semi-structured interviews were completed with...

Person: McGee
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Wildfires are a significant social problem affecting millions of people worldwide and causing major economic impacts at all levels. In the US, the severe fires of 1910 in Idaho and Montana galvanized a fire policy excluding fire from the ecosystem by...

Person: Batista, Biondi, Giongo, González-Cabán
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES

Firewise Communities/USA is a national program designed to encourage residents of wildfire-prone areas to take action to reduce wildfire risks to their homes and neighborhoods. Residents of homeowner associations and small communities who are...

Person: McCaffrey, Fisher, Steinberg
Year: 2011
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES