A critical look at fire damage appraisal
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Nonan V. Noste; James B. Davis
Publication Year: 1975

Cataloging Information

  • coniferous forests
  • distribution
  • fire case histories
  • fire control
  • fire damage
  • fire injuries (animals)
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire intensity
  • fire size
  • grazing
  • land management
  • logging
  • Minnesota
  • multiple resource management
  • pine forests
  • rangelands
  • recreation
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildlife
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 6075
Tall Timbers Record Number: 662
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-J DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Discussion of fire-damage appraisal in relation to fire-protection planning shows a need for a standard appraisal system on all federal lands. Fire control costs and damages on an interior Alaska and a northern Minnesota fire are compared; application of both Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service appraisal criteria to the Minnesota fire produces considerable differences. Control levels cannot be optimized without relating costs to damage.

Online Link(s):
Noste, Nonan V; Davis, James B. 1975. A critical look at fire damage appraisal. Journal of Forestry 73(11):715-719.