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A web-based information system for estimating fuel characteristics, fire hazard, and treatment effectiveness - Final Report to the Joint Fire Science Program

Author(s): Carl E. Fiedler, Roger D. Ottmar
Year Published: 2005
Description:

This project has three objectives: 1) Classify ponderosa pine, Douglas-fir, and dry mixed-conifer forests types in Montana and New Mexico into appropriate fuel characteristic classes (FCC's), and display the results by forest type, density, and structural classes, 2) Develop web-based applications by which users can evaluate the effectiveness of alternative hazard reduction treatments and estimate the costs of implementing treatments and neutralizing activity fuels, and 3) Develop and link descriptions, computer visualizations, and/or photos that will allow users without stand-level inventories to estimate fuel characteristics, fire hazard, and treatment effectiveness and costs for their conditions of interest.

Citation: Fiedler, Carl; Ottmar, Roger. 2005. A web-based information system for estimating fuel characteristics, fire hazard, and treatment effectiveness - Final Report to the Joint Fire Science Program. JFSP Project No. 04-4-1-21. Missoula, MT: University of Montana, College of Forestry and Conservation. 16 p.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Fire & Economics, Fuels, Fuel Descriptions
Ecosystem(s): Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 11879
FRAMES RCS number: 310
Record updated: Jul 5, 2018