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Pacific Southwest Research Station


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Pacific Southwest
Research Station

800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
(510) 883-8830
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Research Topics Urban Forestry

Urban Forest ResearchUrban-Wildland Interface

Urbanization of rural areas creates a plethora of problems, ranging from increased pollution from cars to wildlife habitat destruction from new construction. In the West, expanding populations in the urban-wildland interface create areas with increased fire risk and a loss of the natural ecosystem functions. Our research is investigating the vegetation component to determine how different landscaping choices affect homeowners' or the communities' fire safety.

Products

Dietenberger, Mark; Fites, Jo Ann; McPherson Greg; Quarles, Stephel L.; Beall, Frank C; Kennedy, John. November 2006. Firesafe buildings and Landscapes: New research and tools for fire prevention. Third Annual Fire Ecology Congress - View Document [9.67 MB]

Gardner, Shelley. January 2006. ecoSmart-Fire: Smart Design Tools for Landscapes. Living with Wildfire in Chaparral Ecosystems: Providing Tools for Decision Makers - View Document [3.56 MB]

Blonski, K., M. Bradley, and L. de Jong. 2-Dec. Report on the first wildfire physics workshop: fire behavior modeling at the wildland/urban interface. Unpublished Report

Kadota, M., D. Kerr, J. Fites, E. G. McPherson. 2005. Hazardous Fuel Treatment Projects for Community Protection-Shingletown, California. Internal Report CUFR-9. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Center for Urban Forest Research. 9: 1-10 - View Document [611.94 KB]

Kadota, M., D. Kerr, J. Fites, E. G. McPherson. 2005. Collaboration on Hazardous Fuel Treatment Projects for Community Protection-Incline Village, Nevada. Internal Report. CUFR-10. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Center for Urban Forest Research. 10: 1-9 - View Document [1.15 MB]

Geiger, J.R. 2005. ecoSmart Design Software: a Precision Landscape Evaluation Tool. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; 1p. Computer model summary - View Document [274.74 KB]

Geiger, J.R. 2005. ecoSmart-Fire: A Component of ecoSmart Design Software. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; 1p. Computer model summary

Geiger, J.R. 2004. Getting Your Parcel Firesafe - New Research and a Computer Tool You Should Know About. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; ppt., 94. Speech - View Document [4.77 MB]

de Jong, L. 2003. Fire hazard assessment of South Lake Tahoe. Fire Management Today :63(2) - View Document [54.03 KB]

de Jong, L. and G. McPherson. 2003. Urban forestry at the urban-wildland interface. In Review

De Jong, L., J. K. Gilless. 2003. Testing Rothermel's fire spread model in California grassland fuels under no-wind, no-slope conditions in the laboratory. In review

de Jong, L. 2002. Improving Fire Hazard Assessment at the Urban-Wildland Interface: Case Study in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Davis, CA: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Center for Urban Forest Research - View Document [767.17 KB]

Geiger, J.R. 2002. Where's the fire?. Davis, CA: Center for Urban Forest Research, Pacific Southwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service; 4p. Research summary - View Document [302.41 KB]

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