Cost analysis of introducing fire into the Garnet Creek drainage
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Skip Theisen
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • Alaska Interagency Fire Management Plan
  • fire
  • fire management options
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Record Last Modified: December 3, 2015
FRAMES Record Number: 6242


Alaska Fire Control Service was established in 1939. It was charged with fire protection and prevention for all Alaska. It concentrated on the major population centers for this protection. In the mid 1950s smokejumpers and helitack were added and a concentrated effort was made to exclude fire statewide. In 1982 Fire Management changed in Alaska. The Alaska Interagency Fire Management Plan, Tanana/Minchumina Planning Area (T/M Plan) was adopted and implemented. The T/M Plan set up four management options each having a different level of protection. The goal of this study is to determine the most cost effective way to introduce fire into the Garnet Creek drainage. It will analyze the hypothesis that using the limited management option to introduce fire into the drainage will be more cost effective than management ignited prescribed fire. The study will compare the costs of similar wildland fires to the cost of conducting a management ignited fire. This paper was submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Technical Fire Management program.

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Theisen, George. 2000. Cost analysis of introducing fire into the Garnet Creek Drainage. Technical Fire Management Paper TFM-14-327. Duvall, WA: Washington Institute. 26 p.