This data publication consists of measurements of smoke plume rise, emissions, and dispersion in and around eight wildfires in the western United States and prescribed fires in California, Idaho, and North Carolina. Eleven wildland fires were investigated between August 2009 and August 2011, allowing the research team to measure plume rise and smoke transport over a wide range of meteorological conditions, fire activity, fuels, and terrain.
This coverage includes fire perimeters recorded in polygon coverages acquired from 12 National Forests and two National Parks as described in the Data Set Credit section. It includes 5,666 fire polygons recorded from an area covering 13,839,584 hectares that include 44% of Idaho, Montana west of the Continental Divide, and Yellowstone National Park.
This coverage includes fire perimeters recorded from 1889 through 2008 in polygon coverages acquired from 12 National Forests and two National Parks as described in the Data Set Credit section. It includes 7,550 fire polygons recorded from an area covering 13,839,584 hectares that include 44% of Idaho, Montana west of the Continental Divide, and Yellowstone National Park.
This data publication contains audio and transcriptions of in-depth qualitative interviews of visitors, local residents, and scientists at Auyuittuq National Park (ANP) and Quttinirpaaq National Park (QNP) of Nunavut, Canada conducted in 2003. The interviews were meant to obtain information and feedback regarding visitor experiences. This data publication also contains survey responses from visitors to ANP in 2004.
This map is commonly called Bailey's ecoregions and shows ecosystems of regional extent in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, based on conditions in 1994. Four levels of detail are included to show a hierarchy of ecosystems. The largest ecosystems are domains, which are groups of related climates and which are differentiated based on precipitation and temperature.
This data publication contains the numbers and condition of campsites around lakes in the Spanish Peaks portion of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness in Montana. Measurements were taken in 1972, 1988, and again in 2004.
This data publication contains a map of biological reserves, in the conterminous United States (US), larger than 500 hectares managed by four US federal agencies: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Fishand Wildlife Service (FWS), Forest Service (FS), and National Parks Service (NPS).
This data publication contains measurements of biomass and fuel load data for sampled trees as well as the litter and dead parts of the trees following spring prescribed fire in the Shoshone Mountain Range of central Nevada on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Nye and Lander Counties.
The data included in this publication include visitor characteristics, attitudes towards the wilderness experience, and use patterns for wilderness visitors to the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex (BMWC) in 1982. Visitors were asked to provide contact information for a mail-back survey.
Research at the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex (BMWC) in Montana explored differences in recreation visitors’ attitudes towards the use of management-ignited prescribed fires in the wilderness. This data publication contains the results of both on-site and mail-back surveys during the summer and fall of 2004.