The Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator
Document Type: Book
Editor(s): E. D. Reinhardt; N. L. Crookston
Publication Year: 2003

Cataloging Information

  • age classes
  • biomass
  • Cascades Range
  • catastrophic fires
  • chaparral
  • coarse
  • computer programs
  • coniferous forests
  • cover
  • crown fires
  • crowns
  • dead fuels
  • decay
  • decomposition
  • diameter classes
  • distribution
  • disturbance
  • duff
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • education
  • FFE
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • flame length
  • flammability
  • FOFEM - First Order Fire Effects Model
  • forest fire
  • forest management
  • fuel accumulation
  • fuel loading
  • fuel management
  • fuel models
  • FVS
  • grasses
  • habitat types
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • Idaho
  • insects
  • leaves
  • litter
  • live fuels
  • logging
  • moisture
  • Montana
  • mortality
  • needles
  • northern California
  • Oregon
  • particulates
  • salvage
  • scorch
  • shrubs
  • size classes
  • snags
  • snags
  • stand characteristics
  • stand dynamics
  • statistical analysis
  • succession
  • surface fires
  • surface fuels
  • thinning
  • understory vegetation
  • US Forest Service
  • wildfires
  • wildlife habitat management
  • wind
  • woody debris
  • woody fuels
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Record Last Modified: September 27, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 43872
Tall Timbers Record Number: 19150
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:RMRS-116 and
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

This bibliographic record was either created or modified by the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy and is provided without charge to promote research and education in Fire Ecology. The E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database is the intellectual property of the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.


The Fire and Fuels Extension (FFE) to the Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) simulates fuel dynamics and potential fire behaviour over time, in the context of stand development and management. Existing models of fire behavior and fire effects were added to FVS to form this extension. New submodels representing snag and fuel dynamics were created to complete the linkages.This report contains four chapters. Chapter 1 states the purpose and chronicles some applications of the model. Chapter 2 details the model*s content, documents links to the supporting science, and provides annotated examples of the outputs. Chapter 3 is a users guide that presents options and examples of command usage. Chapter 4 describes how the model was customized for use in different regions.Fuel managers and silviculturists charged with managing fire-prone forests can use the FFE-FVS and this document to better understand and display the consequences of alternative management actions.

Online Link(s):
Reinhardt, E. D., and N. L. Crookston. 2003. The fire and fuels extension to the forest vegetation simulator. General Technical Report RMRS-116. Ogden, UT, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.