Forest treatments to reduce fire hazard in Alaska: a compilation of case studies
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Randi R. Jandt ; Joseph M. Little ; Stacy A. Drury ; Allen Molina ; Brock Lane
Publication Year: 2019

Cataloging Information

  • BehavePlus
  • boreal forest
  • fire management
  • fuel treatment
  • fuelbed
  • fuelbreaks
  • hazard reduction
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: April 10, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 57636


This compilation is intended to provide an illustrated overview of the current science of fuelbreaks in Alaska boreal forest, with citations and links to additional reference material for practitioners and the public.  Research on fuelbreaks in the high northern latitudes is scarce, yet there is a pressing need for strategies to improve infrastructure and public protection from wildfires which are intensifying as the climate warms. This guide is a follow-on product of the Joint Fire Science funded project: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Fuel Treatments in Alaska (Little, et al. 2018).

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Jandt, Randi R.; Little, Joseph M.; Drury, Stacy A.; Molina, Allen; Lane, Brock. 2019. Forest treatments to reduce fire hazard in Alaska: a compilation of case studies. Special Report from JFSP Project 14-4-01-027. Fairbanks, AK: University of Alaska-Fairbanks. 57 p.