Prescribed fire monitoring and evaluation guide
Document Type: Book
Author(s): Prescribed Fire and Fire Effects Working Team
Publication Year: 1982

Cataloging Information

  • biomass
  • distribution
  • flame length
  • fuel appraisal
  • fuel moisture
  • ground cover
  • hydrology
  • live fuels
  • population density
  • rate of spread
  • smoke behavior
  • soils
  • species diversity (plants)
  • topography
  • vegetation surveys
  • water
  • wildlife
  • wildlife habitat management
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 37201
Tall Timbers Record Number: 11647
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File [Filed by: Prescribed Fire and Fire Effects Working Team]
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the text...'The purpose of this guide is to assist in the operational monitoring and evaluation of prescribed fires. A common approach to monitoring and evaluation will enable prescribed fire managers and resource specialists in different organizations and areas to share information about prescribed fire results. The guide emphasizes fuel, weather, fire behavior and vegetation monitoring techniques. It is with these aspects of fire that the prescribed fire manager is most directly concerned. The techniques for monitoring the effects of fire on other resources such as air, water, soil, and wildlife are also discussed. Since these will vary according to the specific management objectives for the fire, the decision of which variables to monitor and which techniques to use are best left up to the resource specialist. Thus, this guide does not specifiy 'how to' techniques, but rather indicates the range of variables which should be considered.'

Prescribed Fire and Fire Effects Working Team. 1982. Prescribed fire monitoring and evaluation guide. Boise, ID, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Interior, National Association of State Foresters, National Wildfire Coordinating Group.