Document


Title

Integrating fire weather programs and fire history to develop fire management prescriptions: Hells Canyon Wilderness, Oregon and Idaho
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): R. J. Mangan
Publication Year: 1983

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • chaparral
  • coniferous forests
  • fire danger rating
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • fuel models
  • fuel moisture
  • fuel types
  • histories
  • Idaho
  • ignition
  • lightning caused fires
  • Oregon
  • subalpine forests
  • wilderness areas
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: July 12, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 35327
Tall Timbers Record Number: 9625
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

The use of existing fire weather history from computerized data storage libraries, in conjunction with fire use programs and routines, allows the fire planner to develop realistic prescription limits, especially when the use of unplanned ignitions is directed. The integration of these programs in a systematic manner will enable the fire manager to more fully utilize every opportunity to burn within prescription. Use of several of these programs in developing fire management prescriptions for the Hells Canyon Wilderness has identified some of the positive benefits as well as several shortcomings that are associated with their use. The value of applying sound professional judgement when integrating the outputs of these programs cannot be overemphasized.

Citation:
Mangan, R. J. 1983. Integrating fire weather programs and fire history to develop fire management prescriptions: Hells Canyon Wilderness, Oregon and Idaho, Proceedings Fire and Forest Meteorology, Seventh Conference. Ft. Collins, CO. American Meteorological Society,Boston, MA. p. 62-66,