ArcFuels Publications & Case Studies

New Publications

  • Thompson, M.P., Vaillant, N.M., Haas, J.R., Gebert, K.M., Stockmann, K.D. 2013. Quantifying the potential impacts of fuel treatments on wildfire suppression costs. Journal of Forestry. 111(1): 49-58. (PDF, 406KB)
  • Salis, M., Ager, A.A., Arca, B., Finney, M.A., Bacciu, V., Duce, P., Spano, D. 2012. Assessing exposure of human and ecological values to wildfire in Sardinia, Italy. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 22(4) 549-565. (PDF, 2.3MB)
  • Ager, A.A., Buonopane, M., Reger, A., Finney, M.A. 2012. Wildfire exposure to analysis on the national forests in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Society for Risk Analysis. 33(6):1000-20. (PDF, 2.9MB)
  • Ager, A.A., Vaillant, N.M., Finney, M.A., Preisler, H.K. 2012. Analyzing wildfire exposure and source–sink relationships on a fire prone forest landscape. Forest Ecology and Management. 267, 271-283. (PDF, 1.9MB)

ArcFuels Publications

  • Ager, A.A., Vaillant, N.M., Finney, M.A. 2011. Integrating fire behavior models and geospatial analysis for wildland fire risk assessment and fuel management planning. Journal of Combustion. Article ID 572452, 19 p. (PDF, 1.8MB)
  • Vaillant, N.M., Ager, A.A., Anderson, J. 2013. ArcFuels10 system overview. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-875. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 65 p. (PDF, 2.8MB)
  • Vaillant, N.M., Ager, A.A., Anderson, J., Miller, L. 2013. ArcFuels user guide and tutorial: for use with ArcGIS 9. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNWGTR-877. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 256 p. (PDF, 15.6MB)

Case Study Publications

  • Joint Fire Science Brief - ArcFuels (PDF, 715KB)
  • PNW Science Findings - Forests at Risk: Integrating Risk Science into Fuel Management Strategies (PDF, 1.2MB)
  • New Risk Tools: The Emergence and Potential of New Wildfire Risk Assessment Tools (PDF, 753KB)
  • Quantifying the potential impacts of fuel treatments on wildfire suppression costs (PDF, 406KB)
  • Wildfire exposure to analysis on the national forests in the Pacific Northwest, USA (PDF, 2.9MB)
  • Assessing exposure of human and ecological values to wildfire in Sardinia, Italy (PDF, 2.3MB)
  • Analyzing wildfire exposure and source–sink relationships on a fire prone forest landscape (PDF, 1.9MB)
  • Challenges and approaches in planning fuel treatments across fire-excluded forested landscapes (PDF, 6.0MB)
  • A comparison of landscape fuel treatment strategies to mitigate wildland fire risk in the urban interface and preserve old forest structure (PDF, 1.6MB)
  • Modeling wildfire risk to northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) habitat in Central Oregon, USA (PDF, 2MB)
  • A simulation study of thinning and fuel treatments on a wildland–urban interface in eastern Oregon, USA (PDF, 1.4MB)
  • Modeling the effects of thinning on bark beetle impacts and wildfire potential in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon (PDF, 1MB)

Presentations

  • ArcFuels Overview Webinar (YouTube web link)
  • Poster from 2013 IAWF Conference - 4th Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference, Raleigh, NC (PDF, 2.1MB)
  • Dry Forest Workshop at Eagle Crest, October 2009 in Redmond, OR (PDF, 4.2MB)
  • Interagency Fuels Coordination Group (NIFCG), August 2007 (PDF, 29.9MB)
  • National RapidSpot Workshop on Landscape Fuel Treatment Design using ArcFuels, Portland, OR, November 6-8, 2007 (Web site)
  • 2006 IAWF Conference Portland OR—How to Measure Success (PDF, 1MB)
  • The 26th Annual ESRI International User Conference, August 7-11, 2006 in San Diego, CA (PDF, 217KB)
  • The 25th Annual ESRI International User Conference, July 25-29, 2005 in San Diego, CA (PDF, 28KB)

Additional Wildfire Risk Assessment Papers

  • Scott, J.H., Thompson, M.P., Calkin, D.E. 2013. A wildfire risk assessment framework for land and resource management. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-315. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 83 p. (PDF, 7.4MB)
  • Thompson, M.P., Scott, J., Helmbrecht, D., Calkin, D.E. 2013. Integrated wildfire risk assessment: Framework development and application on the Lewis and Clark National Forest in Montana, USA. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. 9(2): 329-342. (PDF, 903KB)
  • Miller, C., Ager, A. A. 2012. A review of recent advances in risk analysis for wildfire management. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 22: 1-14. (PDF, 805KB)
  • Calkin, D., Ager, A.A., Thompson, M., 2011. A comparative risk assessment framework for wildland fire management: the 2010 cohesive strategy science report. In, Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-262. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 63 p. (PDF, 5MB).
  • Calkin, D.E., Finney, M.A., Ager, A.A., Thompson, M.P., Gebert, K.G., 2011. Progress towards and barriers to implementation of a risk framework for federal wildland fire policy and decision making in the United States. Forest Policy and Economics. 13, 378-389. (PDF, 1.3MB)
  • Thompson, M., Calkin, D., Finney, M., Ager, A., Gilbertson-Day, J., 2011. Integrated national-scale assessment of wildfire risk to human and ecological values. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment. 25, 761-780. (PDF, 655KB)
  • Lee, D.C., Ager, A.A., Calkin, D.E., Finney, M.A., Thompson, M.P., Quigley, T.M., McHugh, C.W., 2011. Appendix A: Comparative Risk Assessment. In A national cohesive wildland fire management strategy. Report to Congress. Appendix A. 13 p. (PDF, 1.8MB)
  • Calkin, D.E., Ager, A.A., Gilbertson-Day, J., Scott, J.H., Finney, M.A., Schrader-Patton, C., Quigley, T.M., Strittholt, J.R., Kaiden, J.D., 2010. Wildfire risk and hazard: procedures for the first approximation. In, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fort Collins, CO., Gen. Tech. Rep., GTR-RMRS-235. 62 p. (PDF, 6.3MB)

 

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