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Project ID: 99-1-3-12

Year: 2000

Date Started: 10/21/1999

Date Completed: 03/13/2001

Title: Quantification of Canopy Fuels in Conifer Forests

Project Proposal Abstract: This proposal is in response to Task 3 of the February 23, 1999 Request for Proposals: develop, evaluate, or compare methods or approaches to incorporate wildland fuels management information into landscape scale land use and planning processes. In particular, we propose to develop and test techniques for canopy fuel data collection. The project directly addresses two of the four critical issues addressed in the Joint Fire Science Plan. In this project we will develop and verify a consistent method for inventorying canopy fuels that can be used across agency boundaries (Issue 1). The inventory method will allow managers to more accurately assess the effects of fuel treatments on canopy fuel characteristics and expected fire behavior (Issue 2). We also indirectly address Issues 3 and 4 by establishing a consistent procedure for canopy fuel characterization. Products of this research will be of direct and immediate benefit to wildland managers in federal agencies for mapping fuels, assessing hazard and risk, designing hazard mitigation treatments, and simulating fire behavior and effects. A consistent method of characterizing canopy fuels is particularly important in landscape- level planning projects that cross administrative or ecological boundaries. The proposed starting date for this project is winter/spring 2000.

Principal Investigator: Joe H. Scott

Agency/Organization: Pyrologix

Branch or Dept:


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Robert E. Keane

Forest Service

RMRS-Fire, Fuel & Smoke Science Program

Collaborator/Contributor

James K. Brown

Forest Service

RMRS-Fire Sciences Lab-Missoula

Federal Cooperator

Elizabeth D. Reinhardt

Forest Service

RMRS-Fire Sciences Lab-Missoula


Project Locations

Consortium

California

Northern Rockies

Northwest

Southwest


There are no project locations identified for this project.

Project Deliverables

Final Report view or print

("Results presented in JFSP Final Reports may not have been peer-reviewed and should be interpreted as tentative until published in a peer-reviewed source.")

  ID Type Title
view or print   1186 Government Publication Analysis of Algorithms for Predicting Canopy Fuel
view or print   3158 Journal Article xxx
    240 Dataset (including spatial) Canopy Characteristics for a Range of Stand Types and Fuel Treatments
  go to website 257 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm A Stereo Photo Guide for Estimating Canopy Fuel Characteristics in Conifer Stands
    525 Dataset (including spatial) Raw Field Data
    526 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm Simulation of Treatments and Effects on Canopy Fuels
    3360 Computer Model/Software/Algorithm  

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