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Title

The concept of defining the required level of fire protection intensity in boreal forests
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Yuri Shur
Editor(s): Susan G. Conard
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • boreal forest
  • fire protection
  • forest fire protection
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Region(s):
  • International
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Record Last Modified: January 7, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 17024

Description

An approach to defining desired and actual levels of forest fire protection is considered. The main features of an expert system used for defining protection are described. Variables include fire information, geographic databases, meteorological data, and environmental, economic, and social considerations and may be quantitative or qualitative. The approach is illustrated for a hypothetical site.

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Citation:
Shur, Yuri Z. 2000. The concept of defining the required level of fire protection intensity in boreal forests. Pages 395-397. In: Conard, Susan G. (editor). Disturbance in boreal forest ecosystems: human impacts and natural processes. Proceedings of the International Boreal Forest Research Association 1997 annual meeting; 1997 August 4-7; Duluth, Minnesota. General Technical Report NC-GTR-209. St. Paul, MN: USDA Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station.