The Idaho Panhandle National Forests wildfire hazard-risk assessment
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): Kobe C. Harkins; Penelope Morgan; Leon F. Neuenschwander; A. Chrisman; A. Zack; C. Jacobson; M. Grant; N. Sampson
Editor(s): Leon F. Neuenschwander; Kevin C. Ryan; Greg E. Gollberg
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • Abies grandis
  • catastrophic fires
  • coniferous forests
  • Cronartium ribicola
  • crown fires
  • diseases
  • distribution
  • fire case histories
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire injuries (animals)
  • fire injuries (humans)
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • fuel accumulation
  • fuel appraisal
  • GIS
  • GIS
  • habitat conversion
  • habitat suitability
  • habitat types
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • human caused fires
  • Idaho
  • ignition
  • JFSP - Joint Fire Science Program
  • ladder fuels
  • lakes
  • Larix occidentalis
  • lightning caused fires
  • live fuels
  • logging
  • mammals
  • moisture
  • Montana
  • national forests
  • Pinus contorta
  • Pinus monticola
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • precipitation
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • Rangifer tarandus
  • recreation
  • risk models
  • rivers
  • sloping terrain
  • temperature
  • Thuja plicata
  • Tsuga heterophylla
  • Washington
  • wildfire
  • wildfires
  • woody fuels
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Tall Timbers Record Number: 19482
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The Idaho Panhandle National Forests (IPNF), in partnership with the University of Idaho, the Fire Sciences Laboratory, and The Sampson Group, developed a Geographic Information System (GIS) based wildfire hazard-risk assessment. The assessment was completed for the North Zone of the IPNF, including sections of federal, state, and private land, to identify geographic locations with the highest wildfire hazards and risks. The wildfire hazard-risk assessment consists of five models: wildfire hazard-risk (fuel hazard, ignition risk, and precipitation), caribou habitat, timber resources, recreation areas, and human structures. The project area is divided into 201 fire zones. The models identify the distribution of fuel hazards, ignition risks, and important resource values by fire zone. Each model assigns relative hazard scores of very low, low, moderate, high, and very high to the fire zones. It also spatially links output information from the NEXUS Crown Fire Model to forest patches. This is one of the first attempts at spatially linking NEXUS crown fire information to a forest landscape. © University of Idaho 2000. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Online Link(s):
Harkins, K. C., P. Morgan, L. F. Neuenschwander, A. Chrisman, A. Zack, C. Jacobson, M. Grant, and N. Sampson. 2000. The Idaho Panhandle National Forests wildfire hazard-risk assessment, in Neuenschwander, L. F., Ryan, K. C., and Gollberg, G. E., Joint Fire Science Conference and Workshop Proceedings: 'Crossing the Millennium: Integrating Spatial Technologies and Ecological Principles for a New Age in Fire Management'. Boise, Idaho. University of Idaho and the International Association of Wildland Fire,Moscow, ID and Fairfield, WA. Vol. I, p. 92-100,