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Publications & Reports

Publications :

Fuel Treatment Publications

The Effectiveness and Limitations of Fuel Modeling Using the Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator. 2013.
Erin K. Noonan-Wright, Nicole M. Vaillant, and Alicia L. Reiner
Report (pdf)

Prescribed fire effects on field-derived and simulated forest carbon stocks over time. 2013. Nicole M. Vaillant, Alicia R. Reiner, Erin K. Noonan-Wright
Report (pdf)

Effect of Fuel Treatments on Fuels and Potential Fire Behavior in California, USA , National Forests. 2013. Nicole M. Vaillant, JoAnn Fites-Kaufman, Alicia L. Reiner, Erin K. Noonan-Wright, and Scott N. Dailey.
Report (pdf)

Effectiveness of prescribed fire as a fuel treatment in Californian coniferous forests.2009. Nicole Vaillant, JoAnn Fites-Kaufman, Scott Stephens. International Journal of Wildland Fire 18: 165-175.
Website Link
Publication (pdf)

Effect of fuel treatments on fuels and potential fire behavior in California National Forests. 2009. Nicole Vaillant, JoAnn Fites-Kaufman, Alicia Reiner, Erin Noonan-Wright, Scott Dailey. In press, Fire Ecology 5(2): 14-29.
Website Link
Publication (pdf)

Fire Risk Publications

A comparison of landscape fuel treatment strategies to mitigate wildland fire risk in the urban interface and preserve old forest structure. 2010. Alan A. Ager, Nicole M. Vaillant, Mark A. Finney. Forest Ecology and Management 259(8): 1556-1570.
Website Link
Publication (pdf)

Mastication Publications

Mastication and prescribed fire impacts on fuels in a 25-year old ponderosa pine plantation, southern Sierra Nevada. July 2009. Alicia Reiner, Nicole Vaillant, JoAnn Fites-Kaufman, Scott Dailey. Forest Ecology and Management 258(11): 2365-2372.
Website Link
Publication (pdf)

Mastication and Prescribed Fire Influences on Tree Mortality and Predicted Fire Behavior in Ponderosa Pine. 2012. Alicia L. Reiner, Nicole M. Vaillant, and Scott N. Dailey
Report (pdf)

Fuel Moisture

A Synthesis of Fuel Moisture Collection Methods and Equipment - A Desk Guide. 2011. Susan Zahn and Carol Henson. USDA, Forest Service, National Technology and Development Program. 5100 - Fire Management 1151 1806 - SDTDC. Also see " Field Guide."
Desk Guide link

Fuel Moisture Collection Methods - A Field Guide. 2011. Susan Zahn and Carol Henson. USDA, Forest Service, National Technology and Development Program. 5100 - Fire Management 1151 1803 - SDTDC. Also see " Desk Guide."
Field Guide link

Reports:

Fuel Treatment Effectiveness Reports

Effectiveness and longevity of fuel treatments in coniferous forests across California. Final Report, Project ID: 09-1-01-1. 2013. Nicole Vaillant, Erin Noonan-Wright, Scott Dailey, Carol Ewell, Alicia Reiner.
Report (pdf)

USFS BLM interagency study 2009:
Report (pdf)

Clover wildland fire use fire Sequoia National Forest: Fire behavior assessment report. June 2008. Nicole Vaillant, Mike Campbell, Todd Decker, Nikos Hunner, Gary Cones.
Report (pdf)

Fire behavior and effect in fuel treatments and protected habitat on the Moonlight fire. June 2008. Scott Dailey, Jo Ann Fites, Alicia Reiner, Sylvia Mori. Report to the Plumas National Forest.
Report (pdf)

Evaluating the success of fuels treatments on initial attack fires. December 2007. Dave Kerr.
Report (pdf)

Fire behavior and effects, suppression and fuel treatments on the Ham Lake and Cavity Lake fires. November 2007. Jo Ann Fites, Alicia Reiner, Mike Campbell, Zack Taylor.
Report (pdf)

An assessment of the effects of fuel treatments and previous wildfires on fire behavior and suppression for the Day and Zaca fires on the Los Padres National Forest. 2007. Carol Henson.
Report (pdf)

Fuel treatment effectiveness and effects monitoring in the Pacific Southwest Region: Manager´┐Żs summary. November 2007. Jo Ann Fites, Alicia Reiner, Sid Beckman, Scott Dailey, Erin Noonan, Carol Ewell, Todd Decker. Report prepared for Pacific Southwest Region Fire and Aviation Management.
Report (pdf)

Fire Behavior and Effects Relating to Suppression, Fuel Treatments and Protected Areas on the Antelope Complex Wheeler Fire. August 2007. Jo Ann Fites, Mike Campbell, Alicia Reiner and Todd Decker. Report prepared for the Plumas National Forest.
Report (pdf)

Mastication

Red Mountain Mastication Study. Nicole Vaillant, Alicia Reiner, JoAnn Fites, Scott Dailey and Todd Decker. June 2009. Final report to Joint Fire Sciences Program. Project number 05-2-1-30.
Report (pdf)

Fuel loadings in masticated areas on the San Jacinto District of the San Bernardino National Forest. July 2009. Alicia Reiner and Todd Decker. Report to the San Bernardino National Forest.
Report (pdf)

Mastication Study at the Moon Unit on the Tahoe National Forest 2004
Report (pdf)

Fire Behavior Data Reports

Lion Fire 2011 Sequoia National Forest Fire Behavior Assessment Report. September 2011. Carol Ewell, Scott Williams, John Wood, Nikos Hunner, Clint Isbell. Report to the Sequoia National Forest.

Antelope Complex, Wheeler Fire: Rapid fire behavior assessment report. July 2007. Jo Ann Fites, Mike Campbell, Alicia Reiner.
Report (pdf)

Bugaboo Fire: Preliminary fire behavior assessment report. June 2007. Jo Ann Fites, Alicia Reiner, Mike Campbell, Todd Decker.
Report (pdf)

Big Turnaround and Georgia Bay Complex and Bugaboo: Fire behavior assessment report. June 2007. Jo Ann Fites, Carol Ewell, Nicole Vaillant, Mike Campbell, Mark Courson, Todd Decker, Carol Lew, Sam Marouk, Zack Taylor, Rick Anderson.
Report (pdf)

Report (pdf)

Ralston Incident: Fire behavior assessment report. September 2006. Jo Ann Fites, Alicia Reiner, Mike Campbell, Mark Courson, Scott Dailey, Erin Noonan, Tiffany Norman, Mike Strawhun, Zach Taylor.
Report (pdf)

Orleans Complex: Fire behavior, fuels and effects. August 2006. Jo Ann Fites, Mike Campbell, Todd Decker, Clint Isabell, Alicia Reiner, Lauren Shapiro, Frank Lake.
Report (pdf)

Bar Complex: Fire behavior, fuels and effects. August 2006. Jo Ann Fites, Mike Campbell, Todd Decker, Clint Isabell, Alicia Reiner, Lauren Shapiro.
Report (pdf)

Fire Behavior Case Studies

The 2012 Chips Fire, California: A Case Study of Fire Behavior. 2012 Jo Ann Fites, Carol Ewell, Ryan Bauer.

Abstract (pdf)
Full Report (pdf)

Potential fire blow-up modeling for the Tiger-Rock Complex. July 2006. Jo Ann Fites, Erin Noonan-Wright, Tiffany Norman, Alicia Reiner.
Report (pdf)

Fire Effects Case Studies

Wildfire Interactions of the 2011 Lion Fire and Recent Wildfires on the Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia National Park. July 2012. Carol Ewell, Alicia Reiner, and Scott Williams. Report to the USFS Washington Office.
Report (pdf)

Characterizing fire severity patterns in three wildland fire use incidents in the southern Sierra Nevada. July 1, 2009. Nicole Vaillant. Report to the Sequoia National Forest.
Report (pdf)

Evaluation of Wildland Use Fires on the Sequoia and Stanislaus National Forests in 2003: Effects in Relation to Historic Regimes and Resource Benefits
Report (pdf)

Hazardous Fuels Reports

NRCS/San Bernardino County Fire hazardous fuels assessement: A fire behavior and fuels report. September 2007. Dave Kerr.
Report (pdf)

Warm Wildland Fire Use Fire: Fire behavior assessment report. July 2006. Jo Ann Fites, Mike Campbell, Erin Noonan, Tiffany Norman, Alicia Reiner, Todd Decker, Rex Evans.
Report (pdf)

San Bernardino National Forest Fuels and Fire Behavior Assessment. 2004. Carol Henson.
Report (pdf)

San Bernardino National Forest Fuels and Fire Behavior Assessment. 2003. Carol Henson.
Report (pdf)

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