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RMRS-P-46CD: The fire environment--innovations, management, and policy; conference proceedings

Butler, Bret W.; Cook, Wayne, comps. 2007. The fire environment--innovations, management, and policy; conference proceedings. 26-30 March 2007; Destin, FL. Proceedings RMRS-P-46CD. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 662 p. CD-ROM.

The International Association of Wildland Fire sponsored the second Fire Behavior and Fuels conference in Destin, Florida. The conference theme was "Fire Environment--Innovations, Management, and Policy." Over 450 attendees participated in presentations on the latest innovations in wildland fire management, examples of successful and maybe not so successful management practices, current and potentially future wildland fire policy and recent advances in wildland fire science. Special sessions focused on smoke management, wildland urban interface, fire induced tree mortality, and live fuels. Integrated into this conference was the Joint Fire Science Program Annual Primary Investigator meeting where cutting edge JFSP sponsored research was presented.

Keywords: wildland fire management, policy, science, International Association of Wildland Fire, Joint Fire Science Program

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Introduction-2nd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference: The Fire Environment-Innovations, Management, and Policy
Wayne Cook and Bret W. Butler
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Fire Behavior

Wildfires, Weather, and Productivity
Michel Louis Bernard and Noureddine Nimour
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Technical Background of the FireLine Assessment MEthod (FLAME)
Jim Bishop
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Influence of Slope on Fire Spread Rate
B.W. Butler, W.R. Anderson, and E.A. Catchpole
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Modification of VanWagner's Canopy Fire Propagation Model
James Dickinson, Andrew Robinson, Richy Harrod, Paul Gessler, and Alistair Smith
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Ignition and Flame Travel on Realistic Building and Landscape Objects in Changing Environments
Mark A. Dietenberger
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Uncertainty Quantification in Rothermel's Model Using an Efficient Sampling Method
Edwin Jimenez, M. Yousuff Hussaini, and Scott L. Goodrick
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Differences in Simulated Fire Spread Over Askervein Hill Using Two Advanced Wind Models and a Traditional Uniform Wind Field
Jason Forthofer and Bret Butler
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Influence of Radiation Absorption by Environmental Water Vapor on Radiation Transfer in Wildland Fires
David Frankman, Brent W. Webb, and Bret W. Butler
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Fire Behavior Modeling to Assess Net Benefits of Forest Treatments on Fire Hazard Mitigation and Bioenergy Production in Northeastern California
David J. Ganz, David S. Saah, Klaus Barber, and Mark Nechodom
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Combining Turbulent Kinetic Energy and Haines Index Predictions for Fire-Weather Assessments
Warren E. Heilman and Xindi Bian
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Moisture Dynamics in Masticated Fuelbeds: A Preliminary Analysis
Jesse Kreye and J. Morgan Varner
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Relationships Between Prefire Composition, Fire Impact, and Postfire Legacies in the Boreal Forest of Eastern Canada
Alain Leduc, Yves Bergeron, and Sylvie Gauthier
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Role of Buoyancy and Heat Release in Fire Modeling, Propagation, and Instability
Shahid M. Mughal, Yousuff M. Hussaini, Scott L. Goodrick, and Philip Cunningham
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Fuel Dynamics and Fire Behaviour in Australian Mallee and Heath Vegetation
Juanita Myers, Jim Gould, Miguel Cruz, and Meredith Henderson
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Bucklands Crossing Firefighter Burnover-A Case Study of Fire Behaviour and Firefighter Safety Implications
H. Grant Pearce
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Mathematical Modeling of Forest Fire Initiation in Three Dimensional Setting
Valeriy Perminov
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Preliminary Results of Fire Behavior in Maquis Fuels Under Varying Weather and Slope Conditions in Turkey
Bülent Saglam, Ertugrul Bilgili, Ömer Kücük, Bahar Dinc Durmaz, and Ismail Baysal
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Fuels Management

Fine Scale Vegetation Classification and Fuel Load Mapping for Prescribed Burning
Andrew D. Bailey and Robert Mickler
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Presettlement Fire Regime and Vegetation Mapping in Southeastern Coastal Plain Forest Ecosystems
Andrew D. Bailey, Robert Mickler, and Cecil Frost
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Fuels Management on the National Forests in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina
Danny Bryant and Jay Boykin
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Calculating Accurate Aboveground Dry Weight Biomass of Herbaceous Vegetation in the Great Plains: A Comparison of Three Calculations to Determine the Least Resource Intensive and Most Accurate Method
Ben Butler
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Testing the Modeled Effectiveness of an Operational Fuel Reduction Treatment in a Small Western Montana Interface Landscape Using Two Spatial Scales
Michael G. Harrington, Erin Noonan-Wright, and Mitchell Doherty
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Role of Fire in Restoration of a Ponderosa Pine Forest, Washington
Richy J. Harrod, Richard W. Fonda, and Mara K. McGrath
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Comparing the Effectiveness of Thinning and Prescribed Fire for Modifying Structure in Dry Coniferous Forests
Richy J. Harrod, Nicholas A. Povak, and David W. Peterson
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FireSmart®-ForestWise: Managing Wildlife and Wildfire Risk in the Wildland/Urban Interface-a Canadian Case Study
Alan Westhaver, Richard D. Revel, and Brad C. Hawkes
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Smoke Management

Use of Historic Images as a Tool for Estimating Haze Levels-Natural Visibility and the Role of Fire
Gordon Andersson
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Smoke Monitoring Network on 2006 Northern California Fires
Brenda Belongie and Suraj Ahuja
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Visualization and Modeling of Smoke Transport Over Landscape Scales
Glenn P. Forney and William Mell
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Validation of BlueSky Smoke Prediction System Using Surface and Satellite Observations During Major Wildland Fire Events in Northern California
Lesley Fusina, Sharon Zhong, Julide Koracin, Tim Brown, Annie Esperanza, Leland Tarney, and Haiganoush Preisler
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Development and Demonstration of Smoke Plume, Fire Emissions, and Pre- and Postprescribed Fire Fuel Models on North Carolina Coastal Plain Forest Ecosystems
Robert A. Mickler, Miriam Rorig, Christopher D. Geron, Gary L. Achtemier, Andrew D. Bailey, Candice Krull, and David Brownlie
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Internet VSMOKE: A User-Oriented System for Smoke Management
James T. Paul, Alan Dozier, and Daniel Chan
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Erosion Control and Land Treatments

Cascading Disaster Models in Postburn Flash Flood
Fred May
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Assessing the Effectiveness of Seeding and Fertilization Treatments for Reducing Erosion Potential Following Severe Wildfires
David W. Peterson, Erich K. Dodson, and Richy J. Harrod
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Fire and Fire Surrogate Treatments in Mixed-Oak Forests: Effects on Herbaceous Layer Vegetation
Ross Phillips, Todd Hutchinson, Lucy Brudnak, and Thomas Waldrop
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Soil Physical Property Response to Prescribed Fire in Two Young Longleaf Pine Stands on the Western Gulf Coastal Plain
Mary Anne Sword Sayer
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Fire Behavior Sensor Package Remote Trigger Design
Dan Jimenez, Jason Forthofer, James Reardon, and Bret Butler
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Fire History and Age Structure Analysis in the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge: Establishing Reference Conditions in a Remnant Oak Savanna Woodland
Kurt F. Kipfmueller and Tim Hepola
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Application of Ground-Based LIDAR for Fine-Scale Forest Fuel Modeling
E. Louise Loudermilk, Abhinav Singhania, Juan C. Fernandez, J. Kevin Hiers Joseph J. O'Brien, Wendell P. Cropper Jr., K. Clint Slatton, and Robert J. Mitchell
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Innovations in Fuels Management: Demonstrating Success in Treating a Serious Threat of Wildfire in Northern Minnesota
Dennis Neitzke
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New Technology in Postfire Rehab
Joe Sabel
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Verification of the WFAS Lightning Efficiency Map
Paul Sopko, Don Latham, and Isaac Grenfell
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Communication and Collaboration

Integrating Climatic and Fuels Information into National Fire Risk Decision Support Tools
W. Cooke, V. Anantharaj, C. Wax, J. Choi, K. Grala, M. Jolly, G.P. Dixon, J. Dyer, D.L. Evans, and G.B. Goodrich
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Educating and Engaging the Business Sector in Reducing Wildfire Property Losses
Anne S. Fege and Christopher Blaylock
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Efficacy of the California Bureau of Land Management Community Assistance and Hazardous Fuels Programs
David J. Ganz, David S. Saah, Matthew A. Wilson, and Austin Troy
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Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology (FUSEE): Torchbearers for a New Fire Management Paradigm
Timothy Ingalsbee, Joseph Fox, and Patrick Withen
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Critical Elements in the Development and Implementation of Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs)
Pamela Jakes, Sam Burns, Antony Cheng, Emily Saeli, Kristen Nelson Rachel Brummel, Stephanie Grayzeck, Victoria Sturtevant, and Daniel Williams
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San Diego Declaration on Climate Change and Fire Management: Ramifications for Fuels Management
Brian P. Oswald and the Board of Directors, The Association for Fire Ecology
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Analysis of the Risk Management Decisionmaking Processes and the Decision Support Systems in the Wildland Fire Agencies
Patrick Withen
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Presentations for Which Papers Were Not Submitted for These Proceedings
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Title: RMRS-P-46CD: The fire environment--innovations, management, and policy; conference proceedings
Electronic Publish Date: September 14, 2007
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September 14, 2007

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