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RMRS-P-41: Fuels Management-How to Measure Success: Conference Proceedings

Andrews, Patricia L.; Butler, Bret W., comps. 2006. Fuels Management-How to Measure Success: Conference Proceedings. 28-30 March 2006; Portland, OR. Proceedings RMRS-P-41. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 809 p.

Fuels management programs are designed to reduce risks to communities and to improve and maintain ecosystem health. The International Association of Wildland Fire initiated the 1st Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference to address development, implementation, and evaluation of these programs. The focus was on how to measure success. Over 500 participants from several countries convened in Portland, Oregon, to discuss approaches to fuels management and to learn from 158 oral and poster presentations.

Keywords: fuels management, fire behavior, modeling, risk assessment, fuel characterization, mapping, fuel treatment, prescribed fire, fire ecology, fire effects, economics, biomass utilization, fire weather

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Foreword-1st Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference:Fuels Management How to Measure Success
Patricia L. Andrews
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Fuels Management

Be a Change Agent and Change the Strategy
Jerry Williams
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U.S. Federal Fuel Management Programs: Reducing Risk to Communities and Increasing Ecosystem Resilience and Sustainability
Tim Sexton
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Canadian Wildland Fire Strategy: A Vision for an Innovative and Integrated Approach to Managing the Risks
Canadian Wildland Fire Strategy Project Management Team
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Fuel Management-An Integral Part of Fire Management: Trans-Tasman Perspective
Jim Gould
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Forest Fuels Management in Europe
Gavriil Xanthopoulos, David Caballero, Miguel Galante, Daniel Alexandrian, Eric Rigolot, and Raffaella Marzano
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Wildland Fire Use - Challenges Associated With Program Management Across Multiple Ownerships and Land Use Situations
Thomas Zimmerman, Michael Frary, Shelly Crook, Brett Fay, Patricia Koppenol, and Richard Lasko
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U.S. Policy Response to the Fuels Management Problem: An Analysis of the Public Debate About the Healthy Forests Initiative and the Healthy Forests Restoration Act
Jayne Fingerman Johnson, David N. Bengston, David P. Fan, and Kristen C. Nelson
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Influences on USFS District Rangers' Decision to Authorize Wildland Fire Use
Martha A. Williamson
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Modeling, Risk Assessment and Decision Support

Considerations in the Use of Models Available for Fuel Treatment Analysis
Charles W. McHugh
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A Computational Method for Optimizing Fuel Treatment Locations
Mark A. Finney
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Simulation of Long-Term Landscape-Level Fuel Treatment Effects on Large Wildfires
Mark A. Finney, Rob C. Seli, Charles W. McHugh, Alan A. Ager, Berni Bahro, and James K. Agee
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A Wildfire Risk Modeling System for Evaluating Landscape Fuel Treatment Strategies
Alan Ager, Mark Finney, and Andrew McMahan
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Automating the Fireshed Assessment Process with ArcGIS
Alan Ager, Bernhard Bahro, and Klaus Barber
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An Analytical Framework for Quantifying Wildland Fire Risk and Fuel Treatment Benefit
Joe H. Scott
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Strategic Placement of Treatments (SPOTS): Maximizing the Effectiveness of Fuel and Vegetation Treatments on Problem Fire Behavior and Effects
Diane M. Gercke and Susan A. Stewart
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Landfire: Landscape Fire and Resource Management Planning Tools Project
Kevin C. Ryan, Kristine M. Lee, Matthew G. Rollins, Zhiliang Zhu, James Smith, and Darren Johnson
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Applying Fire Spread Simulators in New Zealand and Australia: Results from an International Seminar
Tonja Opperman, Jim Gould, Mark Finney, and Cordy Tymstra
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An Overview of FlamMap Fire Modeling Capabilities
Mark A. Finney
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Using Landscape-Based Decision Rules to Prioritize Locations of Fuel Treatments in the Boreal Mixedwood of Western Canada
Marc-André Parisien, Dave R. Junor, and Victor G. Kafka
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Fuel Characterization and Mapping

Fuels Products of the LANDFIRE Project
Matthew C. Reeves, Jay R. Kost, and Kevin C. Ryan
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FUEL3-D: A Spatially Explicit Fractal Fuel Distribution Model
Russell A. Parsons
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FuelCalc: A Method for Estimating Fuel Characteristics
Elizabeth Reinhardt, Duncan Lutes, and Joe Scott
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Accuracy and Precision of Two Indirect Methods for Estimating Canopy Fuels
Abran Steele-Feldman, Elizabeth Reinhardt, and Russell A. Parsons
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Mapping Fuels on the Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests
Crystal L. Raymond, Lara-Karena B. Kellogg, and Donald McKenzie
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Fuel Type Classification and Fuel Loading in Central Interior, Korea: Uiseong-Gun
Myoung Soo Won, Kyo Sang Koo, Myung Bo Lee, and Si Young Lee
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Understanding Ozark Forest Litter Variability Through a Synthesis of Accumulation Rates and Fire Events
Michael C. Stambaugh, Richard P. Guyette, Keith W. Grabner, and Jeremy Kolaks
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Estimating Fuel Bed Loadings in Masticated Areas
Sharon Hood and Ros Wu
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Variability in Loading of Mechanically Masticated Fuel Beds in Northern California and Southwestern Oregon
Jeffrey M. Kane, Eric E. Knapp, and J. Morgan Varner
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Creating a Fuels Baseline and Establishing Fire Frequency Relationships to Develop a Landscape Management Strategy at the Savannah River Site
Bernard R. Parresol, Dan Shea, and Roger Ottmar
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Variation in Surface and Crown Fire Hazard With Stand Age in Managed Coastal Western Hemlock Zone Forests in Southwestern British Columbia
Michael C. Feller and Stefanie L. Pollock
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Evaluation of a Dynamic Load Transfer Function Using Grassland Curing Data
Patricia L. Andrews, Stuart A.J. Anderson, Wendy R. Anderson
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Foliar Moisture Contents of North American Conifers
Christopher R. Keyes
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Mapping the Relationship Between Wildfire and Poverty
Kathy Lynn and Wendy Gerlitz
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Fuel Treatment and Prescribed Fire

Fire Severity and Intensity During Spring Burning in Natural and Masticated Mixed Shrub Woodlands
Tim Bradley, Jennifer Gibson, and Windy Bunn
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Assessing Mitigation of Wildfire Severity by Fuel Treatments - An Example From the Coastal Plain of Mississippi
Erik J. Martinson and Philip N. Omi
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A Fuel Treatment Reduces Potential Fire Severity and Increases Suppression Efficiency in a Sierran Mixed Conifer Forest
Jason J. Moghaddas
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The Use of Silviculture and Prescribed Fire to Manage Stand Structure and Fuel Profiles in a Multi-aged Lodgepole Pine Forest
Colin C. Hardy, Helen Y. Smith, and Ward McCaughey
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Effectiveness of Prescribed Fire as a Fuel Treatment in Californian Coniferous Forests
Nicole M. Vaillant, JoAnn Fites-Kaufman, Scott L. Stephens
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Changes in Downed Wood and Forest Structure After Prescribed Fire in Ponderosa Pine Forests
Victoria Saab, Lisa Bate, John Lehmkuhl, Brett Dickson, Scott Story, Stephanie Jentsch, and William Block
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Biomass Consumption During Prescribed Fires in Big Sagebrush Ecosystems
Clinton S. Wright and Susan J. Prichard
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The Lick Creek Demonstration - Forest Renewal Through Partial Harvest and Fire
Benjamin Zamora and Melinda Martin
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Response of Fuelbed Characteristics to Restoration Treatments in Pinyon-Juniper-Encroached Shrublands on the Shivwits Plateau, Arizona
Helen Y. Smith, Sharon Hood, Matt Brooks, JR Matchett, and Curt Deuser
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Effect of a Spaced Thinning in Mature Lodgepole Pine on Within-Stand Microclimate and Fine Fuel Moisture Content
R. J. Whitehead, G. L. Russo, B. C. Hawkes, S. W. Taylor, B. N. Brown, H. J. Barclay, and R. A. Benton
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Predicting Ground Fire Ignition Potential in Aspen Communities
S. G. Otway, E. W. Bork, K. R. Anderson, and M. E. Alexander
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Fire Ecology and Fire Effects

Integrating Fuel Treatments into Comprehensive Ecosystem Management
Kevin Hyde, Greg Jones, Robin Silverstein, Keith Stockmann, and Dan Loeffler
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Comparison of the Sensitivity of Landscape-Fire-Succession Models to Variation in Terrain, Fuel Pattern, Climate and Weather
Geoffrey J. Cary, Robert E. Keane, Robert H. Gardner, Sandra Lavorel, Mike D. Flannigan, Ian D. Davies, Chao Li, James M. Lenihan, T. Scott Rupp, and Florent Mouillot
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Assessing Ecological Departure from Reference Conditions with the Fire Regime Condition Class (FRCC) Mapping Tool
Stephen W. Barrett, Thomas DeMeo, Jeffrey L. Jones, J.D. Zeiler, and Lee C. Hutter
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Predicting Post-Fire Severity Effects in Coast Redwood Forests Using FARSITE
Hugh Scanlon and Yana Valachovic
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Measuring Ecological Effects of Prescribed Fire Using Birds as Indicators of Forest Conditions
Nathaniel E. Seavy, John D. Alexander
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Monitoring Changes in Soil Quality from Post-fire Logging in the Inland Northwest
Deborah Page-Dumroese, Martin Jurgensen, Ann Abbott, Tom Rice, Joanne Tirocke, Sue Farley, and Sharon DeHart
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The Relation Between Forest Structure and Soil Burn Severity
Theresa B. Jain, Russell T. Graham, and David S. Pilliod
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Economics and Biomass Utilization

Design and Objectives of FTM-West Model
Peter J. Ince and Henry Spelter
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FTM-West Model Results for Selected Fuel Treatment Scenarios
Andrew D. Kramp and Peter J. Ince
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Estimating Woody Biomass Supply From Thinning Treatments to Reduce Fire Hazard in the U.S. West
Kenneth E. Skog and R. James Barbour
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Biomass Utilization Modeling on the Bitterroot National Forest
Robin P. Silverstein, Dan Loeffler, J. Greg Jones, Dave E. Calkin, Hans R. Zuuring, and Martin Twer
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Communication and Collaboration

A Collaborative Approach to Community Wildfire Hazard Reduction
Marc Titus and Jennifer Hinderman
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Organizational Characteristics that Contribute to Success in Engaging the Public to Accomplish Fuels Management at the Wilderness Non-Wilderness Interface
Katie Knotek and Alan E. Watson
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Communicating the Wildland Fire Message: Influences on Knowledge and Attitude Change in Two Case Studies
Eric Toman and Bruce Shindler
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Reduction of Potential Fire Behavior in Wildland-urban Interface Communities in Southern California: A Collaborative Approach
Christopher A. Dicus and Michael E. Scott
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Fire Management in the Inter Galatic Interface or 30 Years of Fire Management at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge/Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Frederic W. Adrian
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Measuring Success in Your Fuels Program: From the Report Card to Valuable Learning
Paula Nasiatka and David Christenson
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Fire Weather

Predicting Fire Season Severity in the Pacific Northwest
Paul Werth
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Employing Numerical Weather Models to Enhance Fire Weather and Fire Behavior Predictions
Joseph J. Charney and Lesley A. Fusina
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WindWizard: A New Tool for Fire Management Decision Support
Bret W. Butler, Mark Finney, Larry Bradshaw, Jason Forthofer, Chuck McHugh, Rick Stratton, and Dan Jimenez
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Appendix: Presentations for which papers were not submitted for these proceedings
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Author Index
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Title: RMRS-P-41: Fuels Management-How to Measure Success: Conference Proceedings
Electronic Publish Date: September 12, 2006
Last Update:
September 26, 2006

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