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Project ID: 05-4-1-14

Year: 2005

Date Started: 05/11/2005

Date Completed: 05/30/2007

Title: Field Training Workshops for Demonstrating the Use of the JFSP Sponsored Photo Series and Fuel Characteristics Classification System

Project Proposal Abstract: Knowledge of the amount of biomass and other fuel characteristics is becoming increasingly important for making informed decisions on the use of prescribed fire, wildfires, and wildland fire use fires. Consequently the Joint Fire Science Program funded the development of fuels characterization tools that included the Natural Fuels Photo Series and Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS). Both products are completed and it is time to demonstrate use of these products in a field application workshop format. The objective of this research proposal is to conduct six, 3-day regional train the trainer workshops (Alaska, Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Southeast, Midwest/Northeast, and Hawaii) that will bring land managers together and focus on demonstrating the field use of the Photo Series and the Fuel Characteristic Classification System. Each workshop will request approximately 10-15 land managers to attend. The workshop will demonstrate, and expect the user to adequately demonstrate, how to use the photo series by visiting several field sites that will have been ground inventoried for the workshop and used for evaluating the participants abilities. The workshop will also demonstrate how to use the Fuel Characteristic Classification System and how the FCCS National fuelbed parameters compare to real fuels in the field. In addition, the participants will learn how to use the FCCS system to select and customize fuelbeds, calculate fuel characteristics and fire potentials, apply those attributes to the landscape, and use those attributes to assess the landscape for fuel treatment prioritization and fire hazard analysis. These workshops will assist in applying specific science delivery products supported by the Joint Fire Science Program (AFP-2005-4, task #1).

Principal Investigator: Roger D. Ottmar

Agency/Organization: Forest Service

Branch or Dept: PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

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Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

John K. Hiers

Tall Timbers Research Station

Federal Cooperator

Roger D. Ottmar

Forest Service

PNW-Seattle-Managing Natural Disturbances

Project Locations

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Project Deliverables

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("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
    3145 Training Session Alaska Regional Fuels Workshop
    3146 Traning Session  
    3147 Traning Session  
    3148 Traning Session  
    3149 Traning Session  
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