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National Weather Service (NWS) observations were compared to Florida Highway Patrol accident site visibility reports to produce a Low Visibility Occurrence Risk Index (LVORI). When LVORI is compared with NWS visibility observations, significant...

Person: Lavdas, Achtemeier
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Conclusions ... 'In conclusion, let me repeat that delivering fire information at the proper time and tailoring it to meet the needs of those affected is critical. Keep in mind that you are dealing with real people who have the same loves...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Schmoyer-Weber
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

To trully allow fires to play their natural role in wilderness ecosystems, it is sometimes necessary to have large fires of long duration. Large fires are ecologically significant events that drive many other ecosystem processes. However, these fires...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, van Wagtendonk
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Conclusions ... 'Recent amendments to the Clean Air Act have given more explicit attention to prescribed fire as a controllable source of air pollution. In the development and implementation of State and local air pollution control...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Mitchell
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'Wilderness management is important to a large segment of the public. The 1988 fires showed that clearly. It is also clear that fire is an integral part of the wilderness. Educating the public, based on solid research, will be an...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Neckels
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'A major problem that land management agencies must overcome is that air quality agency staff usually do not have an understanding for the needs and uses of prescribed fire. While air quality agency staff have excellent...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Haddow
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

The challenge for resource managers is to understand and appreciate the wilderness resource. We must embrace a philosophy that allows natural fire to play its natural role, within social and political realities. As we alter the natural processes, we...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Jolly
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

We know that the natural fire regimes of park and wilderness ecosystems are extremely variable. Past management practices (primarily fire exclusion), other resource constraints (endangered species, air quality), location and shape of preserves, and new...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Agee
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Area burned and smoke emissions were compared between the presettlement period (before 1935) and the recent period (1979-90) of prescribed natural fire in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Presettlement area burned was estimated to be 1.7 times that...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Brown, Arno, Bradshaw, Menakis
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

The decision process involved in developing any plan to manage a prescribed natural fire must consider several divergent resource and management goals. In many cases, these fires may be projected to be, and eventually become, large and long-duration...

Person: Brown, Mutch, Weatherspoon, Wakimoto, Bunnell
Year: 1995
Type: Document
Source: TTRS