A process for designing fire prescriptions
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): J. K. Brown
Coordinator(s): R. W. Mutch
Publication Year: 1984

Cataloging Information

  • aerial ignition
  • duff
  • fire danger rating
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • firing techniques
  • forest management
  • fuel inventory
  • fuel loading
  • fuel models
  • fuel moisture
  • ignition
  • land management
  • litter
  • organic matter
  • overstory
  • phenology
  • rate of spread
  • regeneration
  • scorch
  • wildlife habitat management
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 13627
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TTRS Call Number: A 13.2:F 511/58X
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From the Final Remarks...'Designing fire prescriptions to meet today's demand for skill and professionalism requires an orderly planning process. At the start of this process, fire objectives must be derived from land managment objectives and specifically stated in terms of what the fire can directly accomplish. Technical knowledge about fuel quantification, fire behavior, fuel consumption, and fire effects can then be evaluated to design a window of conditions under which fire should burn to meet objectives and satisfy constraints. Aerial ignition is an important part of this process.'

Brown, J. K. 1984. A process for designing fire prescriptions, in Mutch, R. W., Prescribed Fire by Aerial Ignition: Proceedings of a Workshop. Missoula, MT. Intermountain Fire Council,Missoula, MT. p. 17-30,