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Prescribed fire is an important tool for maintaining the resilience of fire-dependent ecosystems. Despite broad recognition of its value, however, prescribed fire application in the western US has not been applied at the necessary levels. Past research...

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Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Emissions from a stand replacement prescribed burn were sampled using an unmanned aircraft system (UAS, or 'drone') in Fishlake National Forest, Utah, U.S.A. Sixteen flights over three days in June 2019 provided emission factors for a broad range of...

Person: Aurell, Gullett, Holder, Kiros, Mitchell, Watts, Ottmar
Year: 2021
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

In order to meet preidentified objectives, prescribed burns are lit under specific conditions to produce desirable results such as favorable plant response, healthy forest and rangeland conditions for grazing and wildlife habitat, silvicultural...

Person: Rau
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Reliable predictions of emissions from wildland fires are a key element of smoke management programs. Emission factors (the amount of pollutants produced per amount of fuel consumed) are used in models to estimate the composition of smoke. Over the...

Person: McDaniel
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Investigate West article about the current state of prescribed fire in Washington.

Person: Pulkkinen
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

The Smoke and Roadway Safety Guide provides wildland fire personnel the tools and methods to effectively plan and forecast for roadway smoke impacts and to monitor, respond to, and mitigate smoke on roadways to reduce the risk to the public and fire...

Person: Curcio, Mueller, Lahm, Fitch, Hyde
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

As the population increases, air quality regulations continue to tighten, and stricter controls are applied to other pollution sources, understanding the impacts of prescribed burning emissions is becoming more critical for the land managers in the...

Person: Odman, Menendez, Johnson-Gaither
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Some key messages from this webinar:

  • New operational 3D models such as QUIC-Fire, may change how land managers plan for and manage prescribed fire, but they require unique input data about fuels.
  • Representing fuels in 3D adds...
Person: Loudermilk
Year: 2020
Type: Media
Source: FRAMES

Smoke emissions from wildland fires contribute to concentrations of atmospheric particulate matter and greenhouse gases, influencing public health and climate. Prediction of emissions is critical for smoke management to mitigate the effects on...

Person: Kennedy, Prichard, McKenzie, French
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES

Vegetation fires play an important role in global and regional carbon cycles. Due to climate warming and land‐use shifts, fire patterns are changing and fire impacts increasing in many of the world’s regions. Reducing uncertainties in carbon budgeting...

Person: Santín, Doerr, Jones, Merino, Warneke, Roberts
Year: 2020
Type: Document
Source: FRAMES