Wildland Fire Management Handbook for Sub Sahara Africa

Africa is a fire continent. Since the early evolution of humanity, fire has been harnessed as a land-use tool.

Author: Johann Georg Goldammer

Publisher: African Minds

ISBN: 9781919833651

Category: Fire ecology

Page: 432

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Africa is a fire continent. Since the early evolution of humanity, fire has been harnessed as a land-use tool. Many ecosystems of Sub-Sahara Africa that have been shaped by fire over millennia provide a high carrying capacity for human populations.
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Introduction to Wildland Fire

This book covers the fundamental physics and chemistry of fire, fire behavior, wildland fuels, the interactions of fires and weather, ecological effects of fires, the cultural and institutional framework of fire management, planning efforts ...

Author: Stephen J. Pyne

Publisher: Wiley-Interscience

ISBN: IND:39000009110599

Category: Fire management

Page: 455

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This book covers the fundamental physics and chemistry of fire, fire behavior, wildland fuels, the interactions of fires and weather, ecological effects of fires, the cultural and institutional framework of fire management, planning efforts for fire management, suppression strategies, prescribed fires, and global fire management. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
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Wildland Fire Management

The nation's wildland fire problems have worsened dramatically over the past decade, with more than a doubling of both the average annual acreage burned and fed. appropriations for wildland fire mgmt.

Author: Patricia Dalton

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437920932

Category:

Page: 19

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The nation's wildland fire problems have worsened dramatically over the past decade, with more than a doubling of both the average annual acreage burned and fed. appropriations for wildland fire mgmt. The deteriorating fire situation has led the agencies responsible for managing wildland fires on fed. lands -- the Forest Service and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Mgmt. (BLM), Fish and Wildlife Service, and National Park Service -- to reassess how they respond to wildland fire and to take steps to improve their fire mgmt. programs. This testimony discusses: (1) progress the agencies have made in managing wildland fire; and (2) key actions the auditor believes are still necessary to improve their wildland fire mgmt. Illustrations.
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Wildland Fire Management

The nation's wildland fire problems have worsened dramatically over the past decade, with more than a doubling of average annual acreage burned and federal appropriations for wildland fire management.

Author: Robin M. Nazzaro

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437922189

Category:

Page: 49

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The nation's wildland fire problems have worsened dramatically over the past decade, with more than a doubling of average annual acreage burned and federal appropriations for wildland fire management. The deteriorating fire situation has led the agencies responsible for managing wildland fires on federal lands -- the Forest Service in the Department of Agriculture and four agencies in the Department of the Interior -- to reassess how they respond to wildland fire and to take steps to improve their fire management programs. This report reviewed: (1) progress the agencies have made in managing wildland fire; and (2) key actions previously recommended and are still necessary to improve wildland fire management. Charts and tables.
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Wildland Fire Management Economics

Bibliografie en een zeer globaal overzicht van de Noord-Amerikaanse literatuur over economische modellen voor het afbranden van natuurterreinen (uitgezonderd bossen) als beheersmaatregel

Author: David C. Baumgartner

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02996615Z

Category: Wildfires

Page: 46

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Bibliografie en een zeer globaal overzicht van de Noord-Amerikaanse literatuur over economische modellen voor het afbranden van natuurterreinen (uitgezonderd bossen) als beheersmaatregel
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Wildland Fire Management Futures

Innovative and forward-looking approaches are needed. This study explored wildland fire management futures by using methods and diverse perspectives from futures research.

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ISBN: OCLC:1039882671

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Page: 28

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Wildland fire management faces unprecedented challenges in the 21st century: the increasingly apparent effects of climate change, more people and structures in the wildland-urban interface, growing costs associated with wildfire management, and the rise of high-impact fires, to name a few. Given these significant and growing challenges, conventional fire management approaches are unlikely to be effective in the future. Innovative and forward-looking approaches are needed. This study explored wildland fire management futures by using methods and diverse perspectives from futures research. To gain foresight for wildland fire management, we convened a foresight panel consisting of seven leading academic and professional futurists outside of the wildfire community and two wildfire professionals. We engaged the panelists in a series of structured online discussions to elicit their insights and perspectives on the future of wildland fire management. There are five broad areas where the foresight panel members were in full agreement. (1) The level of uncertainty about external developments and future conditions that will set the context for wildland fire management is significantly greater than is recognized in current planning. (2) As conditions change, the traditional fire prevention and suppression approach to wildfire management will prove unsustainable. (3) A new fire resilience approach is emerging as an alternative to traditional viewpoints and practices. (4) All the major strategies needed to implement this approach are already familiar to wildfire managers. (5) There are strong short-term barriers to adopting the fire resilience approach, but the panelists believe its adoption is nearly inevitable between now and mid-century.
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Wildland Fires and Air Pollution

This book presents current understanding of wildland fires and air quality as well as their effects on human health, forests and other ecosystems. in the first section of the book the basics of wildland fires and resulting emissions are ...

Author: Andrzej Bytnerowicz

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080556093

Category: Science

Page: 638

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"Wildland fires are one of the most devastating and terrifying forces of nature. While their effects are mostly destructive they also help with regeneration of forests and other ecosystems. Low-intensity fires clear accumulating biomass reducing risk of catastrophic crown fires and can be used as an effective management tool. This book presents current understanding of wildland fires and air quality as well as their effects on human health, forests and other ecosystems. In the first section of the book the basics of wildland fires and resulting emissions are presented from the perspective of changing global climate, air quality impairment and effects on environment and human health and security. In the second section, effects of wildland fires on air quality, visibility and human health in various regions of the Earth are discussed. The third section of the book deals with complex issues of the ecological impacts of fire and air pollution in forests and chaparral in North America. --
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Federal Wildland Fire Management

As fire behavior prediction techniques have improved and become paramount in
wildland fire management, weather support has become a critical factor. Fire
weather support is critical to firefighter and public safety and protection of public ...

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788146794

Category:

Page: 45

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Managing wildland fire in the U.S. is a challenge increasing in complexity & magnitude. The goals & actions presented in this report encourage a proactive approach to wildland fire to reduce its threat. Five major topic areas on the subject are addressed: the role of wildland fire in resource management; the use of wildland fire; preparedness & suppression; wildland/urban interface protection; & coordinated program management. Also presented are the guiding principle that are fundamental to wildland fire management & recommendations for fire management policies. Photos, graphs, & references.
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Wildland Fire Management

Summary in English and French.

Author: Albert J. Simard

Publisher: Department of the Environment, Canadian Forestry Service

ISBN: UIUC:30112059647419

Category: FOREST FIRES ECONOMIC ASPECTS

Page: 52

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Summary in English and French.
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Plant Fire Interactions

This book provides a unique exploration of the inter-relationships between the science of plant environmental responses and the understanding and management of forest fires.

Author: Víctor Resco de Dios

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030411923

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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This book provides a unique exploration of the inter-relationships between the science of plant environmental responses and the understanding and management of forest fires. It bridges the gap between plant ecologists, interested in the functional and evolutionary consequences of fire in ecosystems, with foresters and fire managers, interested in effectively reducing fire hazard and damage. This innovation in this study lies in its focus on the physiological responses of plants that are of relevance for predicting forest fire risk, behaviour and management. It covers the evolutionary trade-offs in the resistance of plants to fire and drought, and its implications for predicting fuel moisture and fire risk; the importance of floristics and plant traits, in interaction with landform and atmospheric conditions, to successfully predict fire behaviour, and provides recommendations for pre- and post- fire management, in relation with the functional composition of the community. The book will be particularly focused on examples from Mediterranean environments, but the underlying principles will be of broader utility.
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Wildland Fire Management and Public Perspective

This book provides a synthesis of current social science on eight essential questions regarding research perspectives on the public and fire management.

Author: Gianna R. Heckmann

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1631171143

Category: Nature

Page: 76

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Recent wildfires in the Western United States highlight the need for understanding the human dimensions of forest and wildfire management. This book provides a synthesis of current social science on eight essential questions regarding research perspectives on the public and fire management. It also reviews some of the key findings from four research studies, highlights the practical consequences of adopting a theory-based approach to understanding wildland fire management in urbanised areas, and presents strategies for successful fire management programs.
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Burning Questions

Author: Gary E. Machlis

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02265224E

Category: Fire management

Page: 253

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Wildland Fire Management Economics

changes caused by wildfires because of uncertainty and the difficulty of
determining nonmarket values . ... The review includes studies that demonstrate
that economic efficiency analysis for wildland fire management can be applied
practically .

Author: Jennifer Beverly

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02014118Q

Category: Wildfires

Page: 41

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Provides a general overview of recent research related to wildland fire economics and decision support systems. After an introduction, section two describes the general evolution of concepts and approaches relative to wildfire economics in its historical context. Section three summarizes a major state of the art review of wildland fire management by Baumgartner and Simard, 1982. Section four updates that work with an overview of selected research and analysis conducted since 1982. Section five synthesizes the material discussed in the previous sections, and section six is an annotated bibliography of 26 studies and reports selected to represent the spectrum of issues in fire economics which have been provided in the literature since 1982. The final section contains a more complete listing of citations obtained through an electronic search of the TREE CD database.
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Introduction to Wildland Fire

This new Second Edition expands and updates the coverage of the field and explores the subject of wildfire management in a broad scientific, technical, and social context.

Author: Stephen J. Pyne

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471549134

Category: Political Science

Page: 808

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Introduction to Wildland Fire, Second Edition provides a comprehensive resource for studying the fundamentals of fire behavior, its ecological effects, and its cultural and institutional framework. This new Second Edition expands and updates the coverage of the field and explores the subject of wildfire management in a broad scientific, technical, and social context. Written by recognized authorities on fire management, it presents the fundamental physics and chemistry of fire, fire behavior, wildland fuels, the interaction of fires and weather, the ecological effects of fires, the structure of fire management programs, planning efforts, suppression strategies, prescribed fires, and global fire management. The new edition also includes such current problems as the burning of the Amazon rain forest and the implications of the recent drought-related fires that have plagued urban areas bordering on wilderness land. Throughout the book the authors keep the subject of fire itself central. They begin by identifying, clarifying, and consolidating the basic concepts and literature of fire as a natural occurrence in the environment. General principles are illustrated with reference to specific events, and the natural incidence of fire is related to its cultural causes and effects. Introduction to Wildland Fire, Second Edition provides foresters, range scientists, environmentalists, ecologists, and administrators of federal and state agencies with an authoritative and comprehensive resource. Written by recognized authorities on fire management, Introduction to Wildland Fire, Second Edition offers thorough coverage of the complex subject of wildland fire and its management in a broad scientific, technical, and social context. Topics include: * The chemistry and physics of fire * Fire behavior, including the influences of fuel and weather * The ecological effects of fire * The cultural and institutional framework of fire management * Fire management and suppression * Prescribed fire * Global fire
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