Predicting ground fire ignition potential in aspen communities
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Steve G. Otway; E. W. Bork; Kerry R. Anderson; Martin E. Alexander
Editor(s): Patricia L. Andrews; Bret W. Butler
Publication Year: 2006

Cataloging Information

  • Alberta
  • aspen
  • biomass utilization
  • Canada
  • Canadian Fire Weather Index System
  • drought index
  • duff moisture content
  • Elk Island National Park
  • fire weather
  • fuel characterization
  • fuel treatments
  • fuels management
  • ground fire
  • ignition potential
  • Populus tremuloides
  • risk assessment
  • International
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Record Last Modified: March 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 2823


Fuels management programs are designed to reduce risks to communities and to improve and maintain ecosystem health. The International Association of Wildland Fire initiated the 1st Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference to address development, implementation, and evaluation of these programs. The focus was on how to measure success. Over 500 participants from several countries convened in Portland, Oregon, to discuss approaches to fuels management and to learn from 158 oral and poster presentations.

Online Link(s):
Otway, Steve G.; Bork, E. W.; Anderson, Kerry R.; Alexander, Martin E. 2006. Predicting ground fire ignition potential in aspen communities. Pages 537-546 In: Andrews, Patricia L.; Butler, Bret W. (comps.). Proceedings of the 1st Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference: Fuels Management - How to Measure Success. 28-30 March 2006; Portland, OR. Proceedings RMRS-P-41. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.