This is a compilation, by geographic area, of fire effects monitoring and research activities that BLM Alaska Fire Service conducted, assisted, or consulted with during the FY2003.
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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.
Daubenmire canopy cover transects established in 1981 were monitored in 1995 using the same methods. This data provided a comparison of range conditions over a 14-year span during which the Western Arctic Caribou Herd increased from 140,000 to 450,...