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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.

 

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From the text ... 'The 1988 fire season showed us much about the importance of basing decisions on fire regimes and their associated fire behavior characteristics. Although our policies are necessarily broad, we are learnng that implementation of...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Williams
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The Canadian Parks Service has a fire management policy that is best described as evolving. The development history of the fire policy and current practices have been reviewed by other authors (Lopoukhine, 1993; Westhaver, 1992...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Woodley
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Decision making for managers in a fire situation can be very complicated. The information brought to the decision maker must be well though out and accurate. Before meaningful strategy can be formulated, realistic agreed-upon objectives for the...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Poncin
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

What we call wilderness fire is the merger, collision, mixture, alliance, confrontation, and altogether curious and perplexing association of two very different traditions. One is nature preservation, particularly as expressed in wilderness; the other...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Pyne
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Conclusions ... 'In conclusion, let me repeat that delivering fire information at the proper time and tailoring it to meet the needs of those affected is critical. Keep in mind that you are dealing with real people who have the same loves...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Schmoyer-Weber
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Fire prevention starts with education and planning. It means developing a broader understanding of wilderness and national park areas -- why they exist, how they're different, their scientific values, the way their...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Silverman
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

Examination of 320 stories about wildfire published since 1988 suggests that journalists did not learn from the mistakes they made reporting the Yellowstone fires. The conventions of journalism, which value drama over explanation, suggest that...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Smith
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

While the concept of wilderness in the American landscape may be traced to the mid-19th century, it was not until 1964 that formal, Congressional protection began. The resulting National Wilderness Preservation System, encompassing approximately 95...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Stankey, McCool
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

The statement, 'Availability of fire resources can be a serious constraint to conducting prescribed natural fire activities,' illustrates some misunderstanding of prescribed fire programs. The availability of fire suppression resources should...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Stauber
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'As forest plans are implemented and revised, attention is being given to the adequacy of direction provided for wilderness management....Performance elements for the regional forester, directors, and forest supervisors now...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Stokes
Year: 1995
Resource Group: Document
Source: TTRS