Modeling the effects of fuel treatments for the Southern Utah Fuel Management Demonstration Project
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Donald G. Long; Kevin C. Ryan; Richard D. Stratton; Ed Mathews; Joe H. Scott; Maureen R. Mislivets; Melanie Miller; Sharon M. Hood
Editor(s): Philip N. Omi; Linda A. Joyce
Publication Year: 2003

Cataloging Information

  • FARSITE - Fire Area Simulator
  • FFE-FVS - Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator
  • FOFEM - First Order Fire Effects Model
  • fuel treatment analysis
  • fuel treatment planning
  • FVS - Forest Vegetation Simulator
  • LANDSUM - LANDscape SUccession Model
  • Utah
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Record Last Modified: April 10, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 13218


An integrated multi-scale analysis strategy using output from a variety of fire behavior and effects models has been developed for the Southern Utah Fuel Treatment Demonstration Project. Broader-scale analyses at the sub-basin or subregional scale will employ the models FIREHARM and LANDSUM across the entire study area. Sub-watershed and landscape level analyses will primarily use the FARSITE, FlammMap, and spatial versions of NEXUS and FOFEM on selected landscapes. Stand and polygon level analyses will be simulated using the Fire and Fuel Extension to the Southern Utah variant of the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FFE-FVS) and nonspatial versions of FOFEM and NEXUS for representative fuel and vegetation conditions in the study area.

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Long, Donald; Ryan, Kevin; Stratton, Rick; Mathews, Ed; Scott, Joe; Mislivets, Maureen; Miller, Melanie; Hood, Sharon. 2003. Modeling the effects of fuel treatments for the Southern Utah Fuel Management Demonstration Project. Pages 387-395. In: Omi, Philip N.; Joyce, Linda A. (technical editors). Fire, Fuel Treatments, and Ecological Restoration: Conference Proceedings: 16-18 April 2002: Fort Collins, Colorado. Proceedings RMRS-P-29. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.