Fire regime analysis of Army Garrison Camp Williams
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Scott M. Frost; Michael J. Jenkins; Martin E. Alexander
Editor(s): Sharon M. Hood; Stacy A. Drury; Toddi A. Steelman; Ron Steffens
Publication Year: 2020

Cataloging Information

  • annual area burned
  • Army Garrison Camp Williams (AGCW)
  • fire regime analysis
  • fire regime category
  • fire return interval
  • fuel model type
  • historical fire patterns
  • historical fire perimeters
  • Utah
  • vegetation type
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Record Last Modified: October 14, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 62102


Background and Research Questions: Army Garrison Camp Williams (AGCW) is a military based located south of Herriman, UT. The base serves primarily as a training area for the Utah National Guard and is a fire-prone landscape located adjacent to urban development. The fire regime at Army Garrison Camp Williams (AGCW) was described in terms of fire frequency, annual area burned, sources of wildfire ignition, and historical fire patterns based on an analysis of historical fire perimeters (table 1). Additionally, Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools (LANDFIRE) data (Rollins and Frame 2006) were utilized to develop spatially explicit maps summarizing mean fire return interval, fire regime category, general vegetation type, and fire behavior fuel model type (Reeves et al. 2009). Using this data we addressed the following questions: 1) what is the typical pattern of fire in vegetation over time, including historical fire perimeters and the total area burnt per year, and 2) what is the predicted fire return interval?

Frost, Scott M.; Jenkins, Michael J.; Alexander, Martin E. 2020. Fire regime analysis of Army Garrison Camp Williams. Pages 264-266 in: Hood, Sharon M.; Drury, Stacy; Steelman, Toddi A.; Steffens, Ron (editors), The Fire Continuum - Preparing for the Future of Wildland Fire: Proceedings of the Fire Continuum Conference, 2018 May 21-24, Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-78. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 358 p.