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Type: Report
Author(s): Josephine A. Fites-Kaufman; Erin K. Noonan; Scott N. Dailey; Marian Kadota; Carol M. Ewell; Crystal A. Kolden; Nicole M. Vaillant
Publication Date: 2003

This annual report contains a summary of the objectives, design, protocol, results to date (2001-2003), and preliminary adaptive management implications. The design is based upon collection of data before and after prescribed fire or mechanical application treatments.

Objectives: 1) Interagency coordination on monitoring, 2) Establishment of baseline data for planning, 3) Comparison of various methods, 4) Estimates of cost and time to derive results, 5) Evaluation of feasibility and utiility of pooling data across the region.

Information on the prescribed fire and fuel treatment monitoring program is presented in two written volumes and a website (under development). The digital media contains photographs, individual plot data and interactive maps. This document represents Volume I, an overview of the design and a summary of results. The detailed report (Volume II) includes the overall design and protocol description, preliminary results and work accomplished in 2001-2003, and adaptive management implications, including statistical results tables

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Link to this document (1.1 MB; pdf)
Citation: Fites-Kaufman, JoAnn A. et al. 2003. Prescribed Fire & Fuel Treatment Effectiveness & Effects Monitoring Program: Fuels, Vegetation, and Wildlife Habitat. Volume I: 2003 Detailed Report. USDA Forest Service Enterprise Program. 28 p.

Cataloging Information

  • California
  • fire effects monitoring
  • fuel treatment analysis
  • fuel treatment effectiveness
  • fuel treatment effects
  • fuel treatment longevity
  • prescribed fire management
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FRAMES Record Number: 65731