ArcFuels Publications & Case Studies

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)


  • 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)


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