Document


Title

Forecasting fires: new database aids firefighters and forest ecologists
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): D. Ferber
Publication Year: 2004

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • computer programs
  • coniferous forests
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire case histories
  • fire danger rating
  • fire frequency
  • fire management
  • fire protection
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • fuel accumulation
  • fuel management
  • land management
  • LANDFIRE
  • litter
  • Montana
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • US Forest Service
  • Utah
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 47024
Tall Timbers Record Number: 22883
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-N
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the text ... 'LANDFIRE can give more precise predictions than previous fire-behavior models did, allowing land managers to let beneficial fires burn, Shlisky says.The database has been tested in the northern Rockies and in central Utah; now it will expand nationwide. As more land managers plan for both fire prevention and forest health, Shlisky says, LANDFIRE will help them 'justify what they're doing on an ecological basis.''

Citation:
Ferber, D. 2004. Forecasting fires: new database aids firefighters and forest ecologists. Nature Conservancy, v. 54, no. 4, p. 12-13.