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Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team


Fire and Environmental Research Applications Team
Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory

400 N 34th Street, Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98103

(206) 732-7800

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In collaboration with Savannah River Site staff, FERA completed work with the Southern Research Station at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina to assess fuels and fire hazard, and the potential for fuels consumption. We developed and analyzed a matrix of FCCS fuelbeds and fire behavior predictions (table 1) that represent the range of current and anticipated surface fire behavior and crown fire potentials in each of seven land cover and stand age types.

Results were printed in a special issue of the journal Forest Ecology and Management.


Andreu, Anne G.; Shea, Dan; Parresol, Bernard R.; Ottmar, Roger D. 2012. Evaluating fuel complexes for fire hazard mitigation planning in the southeastern United States. Forest Ecology and Management. 273: 4-16.
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Ottmar, Roger D.; Blake, John I.; Crolly, William T. 2012. Using fine-scale measurements to assess wildland fuels, potential fire behavior and hazard mitigation treatments in the southeastern USA. Forest Ecology and Management. 273: 1-3.
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Ottmar, Roger D.; Prichard, Susan J. 2012. Fuel treatment effectiveness in forests of the upper Atlantic Coastal Plain -- an evaluation at two spatial scales. Fire Ecology and Management. 273: 17-28.
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Parresol, Bernard R.; Scott, Joe H.; Andreu, Anne; Prichard, Susan; Kurth, Laurie 2012. Developing custom fire behavior fuel models from ecologically complex fuel structures for upper Atlantic Coastal Plain forests. Forest Ecology and Management. 273: 50-57.
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Parrasol, Bernard R.; Shea, Dan; Ottmar, Roger. 2006. Creating a fuels baseline and establishing fire frequency relationships to develop a landscape management strategy at the Savannah River site. In: 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. p. 351-366
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Maier, Brian; Ottmar, Roger; Wright, Clint. 2004. Forest floor bulk density and depth at Savannah River -- draft final report. Available from: U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Wildland Fire Scences Laboratory, 400 N 34th Street, Seattle WA 98103.
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Project Leader: Roger Ottmar

Cooperators: Southern Research Station and the Department of Energy - Savannah River Operations Office.


This research was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy

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