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 The database provides a listing of fire research publications relevant to Alaska and a venue for sharing unpublished agency reports and works in progress that are not normally found in the published literature.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 website] Since 2002, The Firewise USA program has empowered neighbors to work together in reducing their wildfire risk. Research has shown that both the house and the adjacent landscape play a critical role in the home surviving a wildfire....

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Year:
Resource Group: Website
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Wildfires that spread into wildland-urban interface (WUI) communities present significant challenges on several fronts. In the United States, the WUI accounts for a significant portion of wildland fire suppression and wildland fuel treatment costs....

Person: Mell, Manzello, Maranghides, Butry, Rehm
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The July and October issues of Fire Control Notes included an article on larger fires on the national forests. ‘Lessons learned’ from these fires were quoted from reports when they seemed interesting and suggestive. The fact that a 'lesson' is quoted...

Person: Headley
Year: 1939
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Large wildland fires are complex, costly events influenced by a vast array of physical, climatic, and social factors. Changing climate, fuel buildup due to past suppression, and increasing populations in the wildland-urban interface have all been...

Person: Canton-Thompson, Gebert, Thompson, Jones, Calkin, Donovan
Year: 2008
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The need for monetary benefits of protecting spotted owl old-growth forest habitat from fire in the early 1990s was the catalyst for application of nonmarket valuation techniques to fire management within the US Forest Service. Two large-scale general...

Person: Loomis, González-Cabán
Year: 2010
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The fuels and fire ecology program within the Forest Service Fire and Aviation Management (FAM) program is aimed at protecting people and property from experiencing harm by wildfire, while taking actions to improve forest conditions. Since 2001, the...

Person: Romero, Menakis
Year: 2013
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Over the last 20 years, the duties of US fire professionals have become more complex and risk laden because of fuel load accumulation, climate change, and the increasing wildland-urban interface. Incorporation of fire use and ecological principles into...

Person: Kobziar, Rocca, Dicus, Hoffman, Sugihara, Thode, Varner, Morgan
Year: 2009
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Using the database developed by the General Accounting Office on proposed fuels reduction actions on federal lands in 2001 and 2002, we conduct probit regression analysis to identify factors that significantly affect the likelihood of administrative...

Person: Laband, González-Cabán, Hussain
Year: 2006
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

Urban-wildland issues have become among the most contentious and problematic issues for forest managers. Using data drawn from surveys conducted by the authors and others, this article discusses how public knowledge and perceptions of fire policies and...

Person: Cortner, Gardner, Taylor
Year: 1990
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS

The success of fuel management in helping achieve wildland fire management goals is dependent first upon having realistic expectations. Second, the benefits of fuel management can be realized only when treatments are applied at the appropriate scale to...

Person: Omi, Joyce, Finney, Cohen
Year: 2003
Resource Group: Document
Source: FRAMES, TTRS