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General Technical Report

Title: Proceedings of the 2002 fire conference: managing fire and fuels in the remaining wildlands and open spaces of the Southwestern United States

Author: Narog, Marcia G., technical coordinator

Date: 2008

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-189, Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. 363 p

Station ID: GTR-PSW-189

Description: Many issues confront scientists, land managers, policymakers, and the public who deal with or are affected by management of fire and fuels across the southwestern United States (Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and California). The 2002 Fire Conference was convened to tackle these concerns. It began with a plenary session addressing the central problems of fire and fuels management in the Southwest. Concurrent sessions with over 100 oral presentations covered a wide range of topics, including fire ecology, fire behavior, fire history, fire prevention, fire education, restoration and rehabilitation, air quality, wildlife-fire interactions, fire planning, watershed responses to fire, invasive species responses to fire, National Environmental Policy Act and other regulations, and vegetation-fire interactions. More than 50 posters displayed in an afternoon session rounded out the program. The 39 papers and 17 extended abstracts included in this volume serve as a reference for the management of fire and fuels concerns in the southwestern United States.

Key Words: fire behavior, fire ecology, vegetation treatment, watershed response, wildfire, wildlife response

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Front Matter and Table of Contents

Front Matter 368 KB

Session C: Watershed Response and Rehaviliation

Pre- and postfire distribution of soil water repellency in a steep chaparral watershed 822 KB
Ken R. Hubbert, Peter M. Wohlgemuth, and Haiganoush K. Preisler
Effects of three mulch treatments on initial postfire erosion in north-central Arizona 290 KB
George H. Riechers, Jan L. Beyers, Peter R. Robichaud, Karen Jennings, Erin Kreutz, and Jeff Moll

Session D: Fire Ecology I

A neutral model of low-severity fire regimes 420 KB
Don McKenzie and Amy E. Hessl

Session G: Fire Ecology II

Session I: Planning II

Communication and implementation of GIS data in fire management: a case study 329 KB
Kenneth G. Boykin, Douglas I. Boykin, Rusty Stovall, and Ryan Whitaker
Forest Service fire suppression expenditures in the southwest 314 KB
Krista M. Gebert and Ervin G. Schuster
Spatial analysis of fuel treatment options for chaparral on the Angeles national forest 466 KB
Greg Jones, Jim Chew, Robin Silverstein, Chris Stalling, Janet Sullivan, Judy Troutwine, David Weise, and Don Garwood

Session L: Fire Ecology III

Poster Session—Extended Abstracts

The potential for smoke to ventilate from wildland fires in the United States 157 KB
Sue A. Ferguson, Steven McKay, David Nagel, Trent Piepho, Miriam Rorig,, Casey Anderson, and Jeanne Hoadley
Effects of fire and mowing on expansion of reestablished black-tailed prairie dog colonies in Chihuahuan desert grassland 231 KB
Paulette L. Ford, Mark C. Andersen, Ed L. Fredrickson, Joe Truett, and Gary W. Roemer
LANDFIRE: mapping fire and fuels characteristics for the conterminous United States 157 KB
James P. Menakis, Robert E. Keane, and Zhi-Liang Zhu
Stereo photo series for quantifying natural fuels in the Americas 197 KB
Roger D. Ottmar, Robert E. Vihnanek, and Clinton S. Wright
Effects of prescribed fire on recruitment of Juniperus and Opuntia in a semiarid grassland watershed 229 KB
Burton K. Pendleton, Rosemary L. Pendleton, and Carleton S. White
Monitoring land cover change in California using multitemporal remote sensing data 215 KB
John Rogan, Doug Stow, Janet Franklin, Jennifer Miller, Lisa Levien, and Chris Fischer
Fuel consumption during prescribed fires in big sage ecosystems 265 KB
Clinton S. Wright and Roger D. Ottmar


Narog, Marcia G. 2008. Proceedings of the 2002 fire conference: managing fire and fuels in the remaining wildlands and open spaces of the Southwestern United States . Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-189, Albany, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station. 363 p.