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Fuel treatments, fire suppression, and their interactions with wildfire and its effects

Russell T. Graham

Fuel treatments, fire suppression, and their interactions with wildfire and its effects

the Warm Lake experience during the Cascade complex of wildfires in central Idaho, 2007

by Russell T. Graham

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Published by United States Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station in [Fort Collins, CO] .
Written in English

  • Forest fires -- Idaho,
  • Prescribed burning -- Idaho

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRussell T. Graham, Theresa B. Jain, and Mark Loseke.
    SeriesGeneral technical report RMRS -- GTR-229
    ContributionsJain, Theresa B., Loseke, Mark., Rocky Mountain Research Station (Fort Collins, Colo.)
    LC ClassificationsSD421.32.I2 G73 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 36 p. :
    Number of Pages36
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24106640M
    LC Control Number2009438169

    clarity on the question of fuel treatments and the conditions that influence their effectiveness when tested by wildfire. Martinson and Omi Performance of Fuel Treatments Subjected to Wildfires Table 1—Characteristics and findings of published studies that document the performance of . One of the earliest studies that assessed prescribed fire effects on wildfire risk was reported by Davis and Cooper (). The evaluate the effects of fuels treatments on wildfire characteris-tics. For example, Brose and Wade () measured fuel loads What the . Jul 01,  · Unlike the historical fire regime in subalpine forests, the fire regime in dry, low-elevation ponderosa pine forests has been significantly altered as a result of fire suppression and its effects on historical fuel structure (Arno and Gruell , Swetnam and Baisan ,Veblen et al. ). Before fire suppression, the frequent, low-severity Cited by: Fuel and Fire Effects. Monitoring Field Guide. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fuel treatment effects monitoring can and must contribute their “fair share” toward achieving these broader ends. treatments. Fire and fuel treatments on refuges protect life and property, but are also often used as fundamental management tools to meet.

    Receive and report details of wildfire. Details of the wildfire including its location, type, behaviour and development are received and recorded. Fire details are reported in accordance with organisational procedures. 2. Prepare to respond to fire. Location of the wildfire is confirmed and the safest effective access route is.

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Fuel treatments, fire suppression, and their interactions with wildfire and its effects by Russell T. Graham Download PDF EPUB FB2

Fuel Treatments, Fire Suppression, and Their Interactions With Wildfire and its Effects: The Warm Lake Experience During the Cascade Complex of Wildfires in Central Idaho, Russell T. Graham, Theresa B. Jain, and Mark Loseke fir (Abies lasiocarpa) vegetative complexes defining most forests.

Within these forests, subalpine fir can beCited by: Get this from a library. Fuel treatments, fire suppression, and their interactions with wildfire and its effects: the Warm Lake experience during the Cascade complex of wildfires in central Idaho, [Russell T Graham; Theresa B Jain; Mark Loseke; Rocky Mountain Research Station (Fort Collins, Colo.)] -- Wildfires during the summer of burned overacres within central Idaho.

EXCLUDING FIRE CAN HAVE DRAMATIC EFFECTS ON ECO-systems. Decades of fi re suppression in national parks and other spread from their ignition point because of fuel discontinuities, high fuel moistures, or subsequent weather conditions (e.g., rain).

The hidden consequences of fire suppression Cited by: 5. Fire behavior, fuel treatments, and fire suppression on the Hayman Fire fuel treatments used to modify wildfire behavior and effects in dry forests of the interior Western United States. Get this from a library. Fuel treatments, fire suppression, and their interactions with wildfire and its effects: the Warm Lake experience during the Cascade complex of wildfires in central Idaho, [Russell T Graham; Theresa B Jain; Mark Loseke; Rocky Mountain Research Station (Fort Collins, Colo.)].

Jun 01,  · The Hayman Fire started on June 8,about miles southwest of Tappan And their interactions with wildfire and its effects book on the south side of County Highway 77, in Park County, Colorado (fig. It was first reported at about 1 acre in size at approximately hours (appendix C).

An aggressive initial attack response consisted of air tankers, helicopters, engines, and ground crews, but they were unable to. Jul 01,  · In addition, fuel treatments may reduce future expenditures on fire suppression and some measure of these cost savings can be discounted and credited to the treatment.

Fig. 1: Model of the primary financial aspects of fuel treatment-wildfire interactions. This report summarizes the progress of the Hayman Fire, its behavior, and the influence of environmental conditions.

Fuel treatments were obtained from narratives from fire behavior analysts assigned to the fire management teams, discussions with fire management staff, meteorology from local weather stations and Bradshaw and others (), photographs, satellite imagery, and public. Jan 27,  · This topic includes information on fuel treatments, prescriptions, and sampling techniques applied to the landscape.

It covers implementation of a treatment, description of physiological effects that fuel treatments (as described above) have on either individual plants or animals or taxonomic groups of plants or animals, treatment effects, and/or modeling to determine whether treatments will.

California Agriculture - Archive. Fuel treatment costs. Figure 1 provides a conceptual economic model of fuel treatment-wildfire interactions. Net fuel treatment costs are a function of direct expenditures on treatments, including periodic maintenance like prescribed fire, and revenues generated from the sale of marketable products like biomass, pulpwood and by: Jan 14,  · Wildfires in the wildland-urban interface on the Colorado Front Range, resulting in thousands of homes burned and civilian fatalities, although devastating, Fuel treatments not without historical reference.

the WUI fire problem, is wildfire suppression and control Carlson C. Effects of fuel treatments on fire severity in an area of wildland-urban Cited by: This suggests that 11 years was approximately the length of time fuel treatments were effective in reducing fire severity during the Rodeo–Chediski Fire.

Treatments affected fire severity within the treatment boundaries themselves and also may help protect areas on the lee-sides of treatments during severe wildfire (Finney et al., ).Cited by: Fuel Treatments Enhancing Wildfire Decision Making Introduction Risk informed decision making requires that fire managers consider multiple fuel treatments issues and data sets.

This information is very useful in developing strategic or tactical plans for a fire event, but the. Fire & Fuel Management Strategies Research Linking Field-based and Experimental Methods to Quantify, Predict, and Manage Fire Effects on Cultural Resources.

Bark beetle outbreaks in lodgepole pine: Using STANDFIRE to test whether fuel treatments are effective in changing fire behavior. Wildfire Fuels and Fuel Reduction Congressional Research Service Summary Severe wildfires have been burning more acres and more structures in recent years.

Some assert that climate change is at least partly to blame; others claim that the increasing number of homes in and near the forest (the wildland-urban interface) is a major cause. However. Dec 15,  · Effectiveness of fuel reduction treatments: Assessing metrics of forest resiliency and wildfire severity after the Wallow Fire, AZ Results from this study support existing empirical evidence and the hypothesis that fuel treatments reduce fire effects even in extreme conditions some treatment fire effects may have been due to suppression Cited by: Beyond Fuel Treatment Effectiveness: Characterizing Interactions between Fire and Treatments in the US fuel treatments, and their interactions across Carlson, C.H.

Effects of fuel. relationship between fuel treatments and fire behavior. Findings: ♦ Although the assertion is frequently made that simply reducing tree density can reduce wildfire hazard, the scientific literature provides tenuous support for this hypothesis.

♦ The literature leaves little doubt, however, that fuel treatments can modify fire behavior. In the United States, fuel reduction treatments are a standard land management tool to restore the structure and composition of forests that have been degraded by past management.

Although treatments can have multiple purposes, their principal objective is to create landscape conditions where wildland fire can be safely managed to help achieve long-term land management goals. One critique is Cited by: Incomplete Fuel Treatments Researchers have worked to assess the impacts of biomass reduction in high-risk areas such as the wildland/urban interface where treatments are intended to minimize the risk of wildfire behavior, allow for more effective suppression, and.

Available data show that future changes in global change drivers may lead to an increasing impact of fires on terrestrial ecosystems worldwide. Yet, fire regime changes in highly humanised fire-prone regions are difficult to predict because fire effects may be heavily mediated by human activities We investigated the role of fire suppression strategies in synergy with climate change on the.

Examples of these situations include effects of extreme fire weather and drought, fuel buildup due to fire exclusion or insect-induced mortality, and interactions between these factors. Some of these situations may result in fire-induced conversions from forest to non-forest ecosystems.

Here are some of the causes and effects of wildfires. Primary Causes of Wildfires. For a fire to start, three things must be present; oxygen, heat, and fuel.

Foresters call this the fire triangle. Fire will spread towards the direction where there is plenty of one of these elements. Apr 30,  · Suppression, or firefighting, is a fire agency’s response to a wildfire using a range of resources to limit its spread. Other expenditures incurred prior to the start of the fire (e.g., land management planning, fuel treatments, prepositioning of firefighting resources, detection systems, etc.) are considered to be part of the presuppression stage (Gebert et al.

An Assessment of Fuel Treatment Effects on Fire Behavior, Suppression Effectiveness, and Structure Ignition on the Angora Fire iii. Effects of fuel treatments on: fire behavior fire suppression structure ignition public safety/egress Fire behavior in non-treatment areas and other.

prescribed fire and wildfire suppression techniques are based on the concept of relates closely to downward heating and fire effects below the fuel surface as well as heating of tree boles above the surface (Paysen et al., ).

Definitions for fire and wildfire. Impacts of Fire-Suppression Activities on Natural Communities classification of tactics but rather a philosophy of wildfire suppression that aims to minimize the long-term effects of suppression activities about the effects of fire suppression on ecosystems, in-cluding postfire rehabilitation.

No. EFFECTS OF WILDFIRE SUPPRESSION CHEMICALS ON PEOPLE AND THE ENVIRONMENT - A REVIEW University of the Aegean of their watery matrix), short-term retardants genic, reproductive, or mutagenic effects (NWCG Fire Equipment Working Team, ). A quantitative assessment of the human health risks, associated with exposure to fire suppression.

3.a: Non-fire fuel treatments supported by active timber industry. Opportunities for using active timber markets to offset costs of mechanical fuels treatments in forests were identified by using data about timber jobs, mill production, and forested area available for mechanical treatment (Option 3.a, figure ).

Jun 30,  · This model would help schedule strategic suppression locations during large fire event to mitigate fire losses. (3) We collaborated with scientists in the USDA Rocky Mountain Research Station to develop integrated decision models to study the stochastic and.

A strategy to steer the fire into an area with no fuel ex: rivers, lakes and roads *An artificial break can also be created by bulldozers clearing land - Reliance on fire suppression has led to a build-up of fuel in forests and a potential for intense fires.

Fighting Fire with Fire: Effective Fuel Reduction Treatments Preventing Severe Wildfires December 5, Evan Leave a Comment Northern California residents are used to dealing with large-scale wildfires erupting near and within their hometowns.

Fire Effects Models initiated cooperative assistance to states, enlisting their collaboration in fire suppression. Critics pointed out that federally funded fuel treatments to protect private WUI property have subsidized private landowners and encouraged continued development in fire-prone areas.

Fire Behavior and Effects in Fuel Treatments and Protected Habitat on the Moonlight Fire Prepared by The Fire Behavior Assessment Team Scott DaileyA, JoAnn FitesA, Alicia ReinerA, Sylvia MoriB AUSDA Forest Service, Adaptive Management Service Enterprise Team BUSDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station June • Fuel's Effect on Fire Behavior.

The various weather elements that affect fire behavior, are interrelated and affect each other. This is also true of the fuel elements and the elements of topography. Not only does fuel affect fire behavior but we must have fuel to complete the fire triangle and thus have combustion.

A fire set along the inner edge of a fireline to consume the fuel in the path of a wildfire and/or change the direction of force of the fire's convection column.

Any substance except plain water that by chemical or physical action reduces flammability of fuels or slows their rate of combustion. Method of fire suppression in which. fuel treatments in and adjacent to the fire. A team was formed to assess effects of fuel treatments on: Key Findings Fire behavior Fire effects Structure ignition The Grass Valley Fire burned more inFire suppression Public safety and egress Fire behavior in fuel treatment areas was less rapid and less intense than in adja.

Fuel the Fire is a brilliant, important book and not only for the fact that Connor and Rose’s characters are explored in more depth or that it’s darker, a thousand times more emotional than Kiss the Sky (which was already really emotional for me regardless of its humorous tone).

It’s for the fact/5(). areas had more live trees, greater survival, and reduced fire intensity as indicated by crown base height and bole char. Ponderosa pine regeneration was patchy but more dense in treated areas. We assessed decade- to century-long effects of the pre-wildfire fuel treatments using the.

Effects of Fuels Management on. Future Wildfires. in the Lake Tahoe Basin. forests of the western US, and our current understanding of how fuel treatments affect wildfire relies on a variety of sources.

Here we review what is known from research that is directly relevant to the Lake most notably fire suppression, but also logging. Nov 15,  · This webinar will highlight results from a study on the effects of fuel treatments and previously burned areas on fire management costs.

Presenter Kevin Barnett and his colleagues, Helen Naughton, Sean Parks, and Carol Miller, built models explaining variation in daily fire management costs that captured the influences of weather, topography, human populations-at-risk, and encounters with .The Wildfire Risk and Fuel Treatment Analysis Workshop was organized to build capacity in conducting wildfire risk assessments using the best tools and science available to .Citation: Reinhardt, Elizabeth D., and Kevin C.

Ryan. Analyzing effects of management actions including salvage, fuel treatment, and prescribed fire on fuel dynamics and fire potential. wildfire, as well as fuel treatments such as piling and Predictions of the immediate effects of the two fire treatments are more useful when.