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RMRS-P-29: Fire, fuel treatments, and ecological restoration: Conference proceedings; 2002 16-18 April; Fort Collins, CO

Omi, Philip N.; Joyce, Linda A., technical editors. 2003. Fire, fuel treatments, and ecological restoration: Conference proceedings; 2002 16-18 April; Fort Collins, CO. Proceedings RMRS-P-29. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 475 p.

Recent fires have spawned intense interest in fuel treatment and ecological restoration activities. Scientists and land managers have been advocating these activities for years, and the recent fires have provided incentives for federal, state, and local entities to move ahead with ambitious hazard reduction and restoration projects. Recent fires also have increased public awareness about the risks and hazards of living in wild areas. The scientific basis for ecological restoration and fuel treatment activities is growing, but remains largely unsubstantiated, with isolated exceptions. Over 300 participants from all over the United States convened in Ft. Collins, Colorado, to learn from 90 oral and poster presentations.

Keywords: fire, fuel treatment, ecological restoration, hazard reduction, restoration projects

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Foreword: Conference on Fire, Fuel Treatments, and Ecological Restoration: Proper Place, Appropriate Time
Philip N. Omi and Linda A. Joyce
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Fuel Treatment Performance and Fire Hazard Reduction

Fuel Treatments: Opening Remarks
Wayne D. Shepperd and Sarah Gallup
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Performance of Fuel Treatments Subjected to Wildfires
Erik J. Martinson and Philip N. Omi
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Prescribed Burning and Wildfire Risk in the 1998 Fire Season in Florida
John M. Pye, Jeffrey P. Prestemon, David T. Butry, and Karen Lee Abt
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Fire Hazard and Silvicultural Systems: 25 Years of Experience From the Sierra Nevada
Scott Stephens and Jason Moghaddas
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Canopy Fuel Treatment Standards for the Wildland-Urban Interface
Joe H. Scott
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Reducing Crown Fire Hazard in Fire-Adapted Forests of New Mexico
Carl E. Fiedler and Charles E. Keegan
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Definition of a Fire Behavior Model Evaluation Protocol: A Case Study Application to Crown Fire Behavior Models
Miguel G. Cruz, Martin E. Alexander, and Ronald H. Wakimoto
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In Situ Soil Temperature and Heat Flux Measurements During Controlled Surface Burns at a Southern Colorado Forest Site
W. J. Massman, J. M. Frank, W. D. Shepperd, and M.J. Platten
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Restoration Case Studies and Ecosystem Effects

Ecological Restoration Thinning of Ponderosa Pine Ecosystems: Alternative Treatment Outcomes Vary Widely
W. Wallace Covington
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Aspen Response to Prescribed Fire, Mechanical Treatments, and Ungulate Herbivory
Steve Kilpatrick, Dean Clause, and Dave Scott
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Experimental Thinning and Burning of Ponderosa Pine Forests in Southwestern Colorado: Effects on Canopy Structure, Understory Composition, and Fuels
W. H. Romme, M. L. Floyd-Hanna, D. D. Hanna, and Phil Kemp
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Effects of Fire Interval Restoration on Carbon and Nitrogen in Sedimentary- and Volcanic-Derived Soils of the Mogollon Rim, Arizona
Daniel G. Neary, Steven T. Overby, and Sally M. Haase
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Mt. Trumbull Ponderosa Pine Ecosystem Restoration Project
Ken Moore, Bob Davis, and Timothy Duck
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Wildlife Responses to Alternative Fire Management Treatments: The National Fire/Fire Surrogate Study Approach
Steve Zack and Kerry Farris
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Comparing Two Methods of Identifying Ecological Restoration Opportunities
Jimmie D. Chew
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The Post-Burning Response of Bark Beetles to Prescribed Burning Treatments
David J. Ganz, Donald L. Dahlsten, and Patrick J. Shea
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Root Pathogens and Fire: Silvicultural Interactions in "Exotic" Ecosystems
William J. Otrosina, Susana S. Sung, Charles H. Walkinshaw, and Brian T. Sullivan
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Social Sciences and the Economics of Moderation in Fuels Treatment
Douglas B. Rideout
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Costs for Reducing Fuels in Colorado Forest Restoration Projects
Dennis L. Lynch and Kurt Mackes
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The Effects of Fire on Hiking Demand: A Travel Cost Study of Colorado and Montana
Hayley Hesseln, John B. Loomis, and Armando González-Cabán
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Linking GIS and Recreation Demand Models to Estimate the Economic Value of Using Fire to Improve Deer Habitat
John Loomis, Armando González-Cabán, Dana Griffin and Ellen Wu
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Co-Firing Wood Biomass With Coal at the Cañon City Power Plant
Daniel Prokupets, Kurt Mackes, and Skip Smith
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Treatment-Social Issues

Fire Social Science Research: Opening Remarks
Antony S. Cheng
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People and Fire in Western Colorado: Methods of Engaging Stakeholders
Sam Burns, Chuck Sperry, and Ron Hodgson
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From Analysis Paralysis to Agency-Community Collaboration in Fuels Reduction for Fire Restoration: A Success Story
Timothy Ingalsbee
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Hazardous Fuel Reduction in the Blue Mountains: Public Attitudes and Opinions
Eric Toman and Bruce Shindler
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Fire, Fuel, and Restoration Priorities of the Forest Conservation Community
Gregory H. Aplet
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Fire Regime Considerations

Key Issues in Fire Regime Research for Fuels Management and Ecological Restoration
Thomas T. Veblen
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Lessons From the Fires of 2000: Post-Fire Heterogeneity in Ponderosa Pine Forests
Natasha B. Kotliar, Sandra L. Haire, and Carl H. Key
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Mapping the Cheatgrass-Caused Departure From Historical Natural Fire Regimes in the Great Basin, USA
James P. Menakis, Dianne Osborne, and Melanie Miller
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Determining the Spatial Extent of Historical Fires With Geostatistics in Northern Lower Michigan
Ann L. Maclean and David T. Cleland
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Scaling Rules and Probability Models for Surface Fire Regimes in Ponderosa Pine Forests
Donald A. Falk and Thomas W. Swetnam
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Uncertainty in Fire History and Restoration of Ponderosa Pine Forests in the Western United States
William L. Baker and Donna S. Ehle
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Ancient Piñon-Juniper Forests of Mesa Verde and the West: A Cautionary Note for Forest Restoration Programs
William H. Romme, Lisa Floyd-Hanna, and David D. Hanna
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Landscape Planning

Expectation and Evaluation of Fuel Management Objectives
Mark A. Finney and Jack D. Cohen
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Scheduling Removals for Fuels Management
John Hof and Philip Omi
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Wildland Fire Use: A Wilderness Perspective on Fuel Management
Carol Miller
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Modeling the Effects of Fuel Treatments for the Southern Utah Fuel Management Demonstration Project
Donald Long, Kevin Ryan, Rick Stratton, Ed Mathews, Joe Scott, Maureen Mislivets, Melanie Miller, and Sharon Hood
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Fire Regime Condition Class and Associated Data for Fire and Fuels Planning: Methods and Applications
Wendel J. Hann and Diane J. Strohm
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Closing Comments: Fire, Fuel Treatments, and Ecological Restoration-Proper Place, Appropriate Time
G. Thomas Zimmerman
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Poster Abstracts/Author Contact List
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Title: RMRS-P-29: Fire, fuel treatments, and ecological restoration: Conference proceedings; 2002 16-18 April; Fort Collins, CO
Electronic Publish Date: September 16, 2003
Last Update:
January 25, 2010

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