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Publications & Reports

Publications:

Wildfire Consumption and Emissions
Using field data to assess model predictions of surface and ground fuel consumption by wildfire in coniferous forests of California (Lydersen et al. 2014 in JGRB) Report
Fuel Treatment Publications
Fuel accumulation and forest structure change following hazardous fuel reduction treatments throughout California. 2015. Nicole M. Vaillant, Erin K. Noonan-Wright, Alicia L. Reiner, Carol M. Ewell, Benjamin M. Rau, Josephine A. Fites-Kaufman and Scott N. Dailey. International Journal of Wildland Fire 18: 165-175. Report Website Link
The Effectiveness and Limitations of Fuel Modeling Using the Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator. 2013. Erin K. Noonan-Wright, Nicole M. Vaillant, and Alicia L. Reiner. Forest Science. 60(2): 231-240. Report Website Link
Prescribed fire effects on field-derived and simulated forest carbon stocks over time. 2013. Nicole M. Vaillant, Alicia R. Reiner, Erin K. Noonan-Wright. Forest Ecology and Management. 310: 711-719 Report Website Link
Effectiveness of prescribed fire as a fuel treatment in Californian coniferous forests.2009. Nicole Vaillant, JoAnn Fites-Kaufman, Scott Stephens. International Journal of Wildland Fire 18: 165-175. Report Website Link
Effect of fuel treatments on fuels and potential fire behavior in California National Forests. 2009. Nicole Vaillant, JoAnn Fites-Kaufman, Alicia Reiner, Erin Noonan-Wright, Scott Dailey. In press, Fire Ecology 5(2): 14-29. Report Website Link
Fire Risk Publications
A comparison of landscape fuel treatment strategies to mitigate wildland fire risk in the urban interface and preserve old forest structure. 2010. Alan A. Ager, Nicole M. Vaillant, Mark A. Finney. Forest Ecology and Management 259(8): 1556-1570. Report Website Link
Mastication Publications
Mastication and prescribed fire impacts on fuels in a 25-year old ponderosa pine plantation, southern Sierra Nevada. July 2009. Alicia Reiner, Nicole Vaillant, JoAnn Fites-Kaufman, Scott Dailey. Forest Ecology and Management 258(11): 2365-2372. Report Website Link
Mastication and Prescribed Fire Influences on Tree Mortality and Predicted Fire Behavior in Ponderosa Pine. 2012. Alicia L. Reiner, Nicole M. Vaillant, and Scott N. Dailey Report
Fuel Moisture
A Synthesis of Fuel Moisture Collection Methods and Equipment - A Desk Guide. 2011. Susan Zahn and Carol Henson. USDA, Forest Service, National Technology and Development Program. 5100 - Fire Management 1151 1806 - SDTDC. Also see "Field Guide." Desk Guide link
Fuel Moisture Collection Methods - A Field Guide. 2011. Susan Zahn and Carol Henson. USDA, Forest Service, National Technology and Development Program. 5100 - Fire Management 1151 1803 - SDTDC. Also see "Desk Guide." Field Guide link

Reports:

Fire Management Reports
Fire Management Lessons Learned: Evolving Fire Management Programs on the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky and Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument of California. Final Report, 2013. Carol Ewell and David Kerr, with contributions by Scott Williams - Adaptive Management Services Enterprise Team (AMSET) and Frankie Romero and Tim Sexton - U.S. Forest Service Report
Fuel Treatment Effectiveness Reports
Effectiveness and longevity of fuel treatments in coniferous forests across California. Final Report, Project ID: 09-1-01-1. 2013. Nicole Vaillant, Erin Noonan-Wright, Scott Dailey, Carol Ewell, Alicia Reiner. Report
USFS BLM interagency study 2009: Report
Clover wildland fire use fire Sequoia National Forest: Fire behavior assessment report. June 2008. Nicole Vaillant, Mike Campbell, Todd Decker, Nikos Hunner, Gary Cones. Report
Fire behavior and effect in fuel treatments and protected habitat on the Moonlight fire. June 2008. Scott Dailey, Jo Ann Fites, Alicia Reiner, Sylvia Mori. Report to the Plumas National Forest. Report
Evaluating the success of fuels treatments on initial attack fires. December 2007. Dave Kerr. Report
Fire behavior and effects, suppression and fuel treatments on the Ham Lake and Cavity Lake fires. November 2007. Jo Ann Fites, Alicia Reiner, Mike Campbell, Zack Taylor. Report
An assessment of the effects of fuel treatments and previous wildfires on fire behavior and suppression for the Day and Zaca fires on the Los Padres National Forest. 2007. Carol Henson. Report
Fuel treatment effectiveness and effects monitoring in the Pacific Southwest Region: Manager's summary. November 2007. Jo Ann Fites, Alicia Reiner, Sid Beckman, Scott Dailey, Erin Noonan, Carol Ewell, Todd Decker. Report prepared for Pacific Southwest Region Fire and Aviation Management. Report
Fire Behavior and Effects Relating to Suppression, Fuel Treatments and Protected Areas on the Antelope Complex Wheeler Fire. August 2007. Jo Ann Fites, Mike Campbell, Alicia Reiner and Todd Decker. Report prepared for the Plumas National Forest. Report
Mastication
Red Mountain Mastication Study. Nicole Vaillant, Alicia Reiner, JoAnn Fites, Scott Dailey and Todd Decker. June 2009. Final report to Joint Fire Sciences Program. Project number 05-2-1-30. Report
Fuel loadings in masticated areas on the San Jacinto District of the San Bernardino National Forest. July 2009. Alicia Reiner and Todd Decker. Report to the San Bernardino National Forest. Report
Mastication Study at the Moon Unit on the Tahoe National Forest 2004 Report
Fire Behavior Data Reports
Lion Fire 2011 Sequoia National Forest Fire Behavior Assessment Report. September 2011. Carol Ewell, Scott Williams, John Wood, Nikos Hunner, Clint Isbell. Report to the Sequoia National Forest. Report
Antelope Complex, Wheeler Fire: Rapid fire behavior assessment report. July 2007. Jo Ann Fites, Mike Campbell, Alicia Reiner. Report
Bugaboo Fire: Preliminary fire behavior assessment report. June 2007. Jo Ann Fites, Alicia Reiner, Mike Campbell, Todd Decker. Report
Big Turnaround and Georgia Bay Complex and Bugaboo: Fire behavior assessment report. June 2007. Jo Ann Fites, Carol Ewell, Nicole Vaillant, Mike Campbell, Mark Courson, Todd Decker, Carol Lew, Sam Marouk, Zack Taylor, Rick Anderson Report
Ralston Incident: Fire behavior assessment report. September 2006. Jo Ann Fites, Alicia Reiner, Mike Campbell, Mark Courson, Scott Dailey, Erin Noonan, Tiffany Norman, Mike Strawhun, Zach Taylor. Report
Orleans Complex: Fire behavior, fuels and effects. August 2006. Jo Ann Fites, Mike Campbell, Todd Decker, Clint Isabell, Alicia Reiner, Lauren Shapiro, Frank Lake. Report
Bar Complex: Fire behavior, fuels and effects. August 2006. Jo Ann Fites, Mike Campbell, Todd Decker, Clint Isabell, Alicia Reiner, Lauren Shapiro. Report
Fire Behavior Case Studies
The Crown Fire Behavior Synthesis Project, highlights the FBAT program and the Black Mountain II fire, p. 41 Report
The 2012 Chips Fire, California: A Case Study of Fire Behavior. 2012 Jo Ann Fites, Carol Ewell, Ryan Bauer. Abstract Full Report
Potential fire blow-up modeling for the Tiger-Rock Complex. July 2006. Jo Ann Fites, Erin Noonan-Wright, Tiffany Norman, Alicia Reiner. Report
Fire Effects Case Studies
Wildfire Interactions of the 2011 Lion Fire and Recent Wildfires on the Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia National Park. July 2012. Carol Ewell, Alicia Reiner, and Scott Williams. Report to the USFS Washington Office. Report
Characterizing fire severity patterns in three wildland fire use incidents in the southern Sierra Nevada. July 1, 2009. Nicole Vaillant. Report to the Sequoia National Forest. Report
Evaluation of Wildland Use Fires on the Sequoia and Stanislaus National Forests in 2003: Effects in Relation to Historic Regimes and Resource Benefits Report
Hazardous Fuels Reports
NRCS/San Bernardino County Fire hazardous fuels assessement: A fire behavior and fuels report. September 2007. Dave Kerr. Report
Warm Wildland Fire Use Fire: Fire behavior assessment report. July 2006. Jo Ann Fites, Mike Campbell, Erin Noonan, Tiffany Norman, Alicia Reiner, Todd Decker, Rex Evans. Report
San Bernardino National Forest Fuels and Fire Behavior Assessment. 2004. Carol Henson. Report
San Bernardino National Forest Fuels and Fire Behavior Assessment. 2003. Carol Henson. Report