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Fuels Photo Series Publications

Published Photo Series

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Alaska | Brazil | Hawaii| Mexico | Midwest | Pacific Northwest | Rocky Mountains and Interior West | Southeast | Southwest

Alaska

Brazil

  • Stereo Photo Series for Quantifying Cerrado Fuels in Central Brazil -- Five series of single and stereo photographs display a range of natural conditions and fuel loadings in Cerrado ecosystems in central Brazil. In English and Portuguese. [Abstract and full text][Available upon request]

Hawaii

Mexico

  • Photo Series for Quantifying Forest Fuels in Mexico -- Montane subtropical forests of the Sierra Madre del Sur, and temperate forests and montane shrubland of the Northern Sierra Madre Oriental. [Full citation][Ordering](Full text [.pdf 10 MB])

Midwest

  • Hardwood, Pitch Pine, Red Spruce/Balsam Fir Types in the Northeastern United States (Volume VIII) -- Three series of single and stereo photographs display a range of natural conditions and fuel loadings in hardwood, pitch pine, and red spruce/balsam fir ecosystems in the northeastern United States. Each group of photos includes inventory data summarizing vegetation composition, structure, and loading; woody material loading and density by size class; forest floor depth and loading; and various site characteristics. The natural fuels photo series is designed to help land managers appraise fuel and vegetation condition in natural settings. [Full citation] [Ordering][Browse by volume in the Digital Photo Series]

Pacific Northwest

Natural Fuels
  • Mixed-Conifer with Mortality, Western Juniper, Sagebrush, and Grassland Types in the Interior Pacific Northwest (Volume I) -- Four series of single and stereo photographs display a range of natural conditions and fuel loading in mixed conifer, western juniper, sagebrush and grassland ecosystem types in the Interior Pacific Northwest. [Full citation][Ordering][Browse by volume in the Digital Photo Series]

  • Oregon White Oak, California Deciduous Oak, and Mixed-Conifer with Shrub Types in the Western United States (Volume VII) -- Two series of single and stereo photographs display a range of natural conditions and fuel loadings in deciduous oak woodland and savannah ecosystems in Washington, Oregon, and California. An additional series of photos displays a range of conditions in mixed-conifer with shrub ecosystems in southwestern Oregon. [Full citation][Ordering][Browse by volume in the Digital Photo Series]

Forest Residues
  • Stereo Photo Series for Quantifying Forest Residues in the Douglas-fir--Hemlock Type of the Willamette National Forest.  A series of stereo photographs displays a range of residue loadings for harvested units in the Douglas-fir-western hemlock cover type common to the Willamette National Forest. Postburn residue levels are also represented for the Douglas-fir-western hemlock types.
    Abstract and full text [.html]

  • Photo Series for Quantifying Forest Residues in the Coastal Douglas-fir--Hemlock Type. Six series of photographs display forest residue loading levels, by size classes, for areas of timber type and cutting practice.
    [Abstract and full text] Electronic copy only

  • Photo Series for Quantifying Natural Forest Residues in Common Vegetation Types of the Pacific Northwest. Twenty-five series of photographs display different levels of natural forest residue loadings by size classes for areas of like vegetation in the Pacific Northwest. [Abstract and full text] Electronic copy only

  • Photo Series for Quantifying Natural Forest Residues: Southern Cascades, Northern Sierra Nevada. A total of 56 photographs shows different levels of natural fuel loadings for selected size classes in seven forest types of the southern Cascade and northern Sierra-Nevada ranges.[Abstract and full text] Electronic copy only.

Rocky Mountains and Interior West

Natural Fuels
  • Lodgepole Pine, Quaking Aspen, and Gambel Oak Types in the Rocky Mountains (Volume III) -- Three series of single and stereo photographs display a range of natural conditions and fuel loading in lodgepole pine, quaking aspen, and gambel oak types in the Rocky Mountains. [Full citation][Ordering][Browse by volume in the Digital Photo Series]

  • Sagebrush with Grass and Ponderosa Pine-Juniper Types in Central Montana (Volume X) -- Two series of single and stereo photographs display a range of natural conditions and fuel loadings in sagebrush with grass and ponderosa pine-juniper types in central Montana.[Abstract and full text][Ordering][Browse by volume in the Digital Photo Series]

  • Colorado Front Range Fuels Photo Series. This photo series was developed to help fire managers estimate ground and surface fuel loads that exist in cover types of the Southern Colorado Front Range wildland-urban interface. [Abstract and full text]
Forest Residues
  • Photo Series for Quantifying Forest Residues in Managed Lands of the Medicine Bow National Forest. This photo series presents a visual representation of a range of fuel loading conditions specifically found on the Medicine Bow National Forest.[Abstract and full text]

Southeast

  • Longleaf Pine, Pocosin, and Marshgrass Types in the Southeast United States (Volume VI) -- Three series of single and stereo photographs display a range of natural conditions and fuel loadings in longleaf pine, pocosin, and marshgrass types in the Southeast United States. [Full citation][Ordering][Browse by volume in the Digital Photo Series]

  • Sand Hill, Sand Pine Scrub, and Hardwoods with White Pine Types in the Southeast United States with Supplement Sites for Volume VI (Volume VIa) -- A series of single and stereo photographs display a range of natural conditions and fuel loadings in sand hill, sand pine scrub, and hardwood ecosystems in the southeastern United States [Full citation] [Ordering][Browse by volume in the Digital Photo Series]

  • Post-Hurricane Fuels in Forests of the Southeast United States (Volume VII)-- Two series of single and stereo photographs display a range of natural conditions and fuel loadings in post-hurricane forests of the southeastern United States. [Full citation][Ordering][Download high-resolution .pdf][Download low-resolution .pdf]

  • Photo Series for Estimating Post-Hurricane Residues and Fire Behavior in Southern Pine. Photographs of preburn fuel loads, fire behavior, and postburn fuel loads were taken to visually depict the fire intensity associated with differing hurricane generated fuel loads. [Abstract and full text]

  • Photos for Estimating Fuel Loadings Before and After Prescribed Burning in the Upper Coastal Plain of the Southeast-- Documentation of a fuel classification system developed for plantations of loblolly and longleaf pines for the Upper Coastal Plain region. A photo series describing these unique fuel complexes is presented to display preburn loading and postburn reductions. [Abstract and full text]

Southwest

Natural Fuels
  • Pinyon-Juniper, Chaparral, and Sagebrush Types in the Southwestern United States (Volume IV) -- Three series of single and stereo photographs display a range of natural conditions and fuel loading in pinyon juniper, sagebrush and chaparral types in the Southwestern United States [Full citation][Ordering][Browse by volume in the Digital Photo Series]

  • Oregon White Oak, California Deciduous Oak, and Mixed-Conifer with Shrub Types in the Western United States (Volume VII) -- Two series of single and stereo photographs display a range of natural conditions and fuel loadings in deciduous oak woodland and savannah ecosystems in Washington, Oregon, and California. An additional series of photos displays a range of conditions in mixed-conifer with shrub ecosystems in southwestern Oregon.[Full citation][Browse by volume in the Digital Photo Series]

  • Oak/Juniper in Southern Arizona and New Mexico (Volume IX) -- A series of single photographs display a range of natural conditions and fuel loadings in evergreen and deciduous oak/juniper woodland and savannah ecosystems in southern Arizona and New Mexico. [Abstract and full text][Ordering] [Browse by volume in the Digital Photo Series]

  • Photo Series for Quantifying Natural Forest Residues: Southern Cascades, Northern Sierra Nevada. A total of 56 photographs shows different levels of natural fuel loadings for selected size classes in seven forest types of the southern Cascade and northern Sierra-Nevada ranges.
    [Abstract and full text]

  • Photo Series for Quantifying Fuels and Assessing Fire Risk in Giant Sequoia Groves. Fuels and stand inventory data are presented for giant sequoia by using 18 different photos located in giant sequoia/mixed conifer stands in the Sierra Nevada of California. [Abstract and full text]
Forest Residues
  • Photo Series for Quantifying Forest Resides in the Sierra Mixed Conifer Type and Sierra True Fir Type. Five series of photographs display different forest residue loading levels, by size classes, for areas of like timber type (Sierra mixed conifer and Sierra true fir) and cutting objective.
    [Abstract and full text] Electronic copy only

Photo Series in Electronic Format Only

  • Stereo Photo Series for Quantifying Forest Residues in the Douglas-fir--Hemlock Type of the Willamette National Forest.  A series of stereo photographs displays a range of residue loadings for harvested units in the Douglas-fir-western hemlock cover type common to the Willamette National Forest. Postburn residue levels are also represented for the Douglas-fir-western hemlock types.
    Abstract and full text [.html]

  • Photo Series for Quantifying Forest Resides in the Sierra Mixed Conifer Type and Sierra True Fir Type. Five series of photographs display different forest residue loading levels, by size classes, for areas of like timber type (Sierra mixed conifer and Sierra true fir) and cutting objective.
    [Abstract and full text] Electronic copy only

  • Photo Series for Quantifying Forest Residues in the Coastal Douglas-fir--Hemlock Type. Six series of photographs display forest residue loading levels, by size classes, for areas of timber type and cutting practice.
    [Abstract and full text] Electronic copy only

  • Photo Series for Quantifying Natural Forest Residues in Common Vegetation Types of the Pacific Northwest. Twenty-five series of photographs display different levels of natural forest residue loadings by size classes for areas of like vegetation in the Pacific Northwest. [Abstract and full text] Electronic copy only

Photo Series Under Development

East Bay Park District Photo Series

Photo Series— FERA has been partially funded by the East Bay Park District (San Francisco Bay area) to compile a sequence of photos with accompanying vegetation and fuels characterization data for 10-18 sites throughout the East Bay area.  These sites will encompass several critical fuelbed types, such as eucalyptus, coastal shrublands, oak/bay woodlands, grasslands and redwood stands, for which adequate photo series coverage is not presently available. This photo series will be a scientifically-based support tool that will be used to improve environmental analyses, fuels management decision processes, public information and involvement, fuels treatment contract preparation and administration, post-treatment efficacy assessment and environmental monitoring. 

Anticipated Completion Date: August 5, 2013

Scientific Papers

Ottmar, R.D.; Vihnanek, R.E.; Miranda, H.S.; Sato, M.N.; Andrade, S.M. Stereo photo series for quantifying Cerrado fuels in central Brazil--Volume 1. Brochure. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.
Full text [.pdf]

Ottmar, Roger D.; Vihnanek, Robert E.; Miranda, Heloisa S.; Sato, Margarete N.; Andrade, Saulo M.A. 2005. Stereo photo series for quantifying biomass for the cerrado vegetation in central Brazil. Floresta. 34(2): 109-112.
Full text [.pdf]

Ottmar, Roger D.; Vihnanek, Robert E.; Wright, Clinton S. Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels in the Americas.
Full text [.pdf]

Ottmar, Roger D.; Vihnanek, Robert E.; Wright, Clinton S.; Hiers, Kevin D. 2003. Modification and validation of fuel consumption models for use in longleaf pine types of the Southeast. In: Kush, John S. Longleaf pine: A southern legacy rising from the ashes, proceedings of the Fourth Longleaf Alliance Regional Conference. Longleaf Alliance Report No. 6.
Full text [.pdf]

 

 

 

 

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