Forest fires in Alaska
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Charles E. Hardy; James W. Franks
Publication Year: 1963

Cataloging Information

  • Alnus
  • Betula papyrifera
  • climatology
  • crown fires
  • fire case histories
  • fire control
  • fire danger rating
  • fire frequency
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire protection
  • fire season
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • fish
  • fuel management
  • fuel moisture
  • fuel types
  • geography
  • hunting
  • interior Alaska
  • lightning caused fires
  • litter
  • logging
  • mining
  • nesting
  • Picea glauca
  • Picea mariana
  • Populus balsamifera
  • Populus tremuloides
  • precipitation
  • recreation
  • recreation related fires
  • resource management
  • Salix
  • size classes
  • sloping terrain
  • soil moisture
  • statistical analysis
  • temperature
  • tundra
  • watersheds
  • wildfires
  • wind
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 5791
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13797
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, 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 natural resources of Interior Alaska deserve a higher level of protection than is now feasible. This publication is written for both the person requiring specific data to do a better research or protection job and the person who wishes to become more thoroughly acquainted with the overall protection problems. The relation of geography and climate to fire control is described; weather, fire, behavior, and fire statistics for the period 1950-1958 are summarized in order to help resource managers to shape the type and size of fire detection and control organization necessary to obtain adequate protection. Research programs based on these findings will delve deeper into the basic relationships between Interior Alaska's geography, climate, weather, fuels, and fire behavior.

Online Link(s):
Hardy, Charles E.; Franks, James W. 1963. Forest fires in Alaska. Research Paper INT-RP-5. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 163 pp.