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Title

An analysis of 1967 forest fires and fire danger in Georgia
Document Type: Book
Author(s): P. W. Ryan; A. M. Pachence
Publication Year: 1968

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • fire control
  • fire danger rating
  • fire frequency
  • fire protection
  • fire size
  • Georgia
  • human caused fires
  • hunting
  • incendiary fires
  • lightning caused fires
  • recreation
  • season of fire
  • state forests
  • statistical analysis
  • weather observations
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 40242
Tall Timbers Record Number: 14988
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: GA State Doc
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the text...'A long-term study designed to gather information of fire danger and the occurrence of forest fires in Georgia was started in 1959. This work is being conducted by the Southern Forest Fire Laboratory, with the cooperation of the Georgia Forest Research Council and the Georgia Forestry Commission. The objectives of this study are (1) to build up an accurate record of forest fire and fire danger data for each of the 10 state fire protection districts and (2) to establish trends, rates of change, and other relationships between fire danger and selected items of fire business that may be useful in state fire control management. The Georgia Forestry Commission operates approximately 75 fire danger stations throughout the state. Additional stations are operated by the U. S. Forest Service and several private companies. From this network, 40 stations were originally selected on the basis of geographical location and excellence of operation to be the 'key' stations from which data used in the analyses would be drawn. Fire danger records this year were obtained from 38 fire danger stations (fig. 1). District data were obtained by averaging reports from four or more stations; some stations were used in two adjoining districts to assure representative coverage. The Georgia Forestry Commission operated 35 of these stations, and the U. S. Forest Service operated 3. Fire report data from state-protected lands only were used in this report.' By permission of The Georgia Forestry Commission.

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Citation:
Ryan, P. W., and A. M. Pachence. 1968. An analysis of 1967 forest fires and fire danger in Georgia. Georgia Forest Research Paper No. 56. Macon, GA, Georgia Forest Research Council.