Print Friendly and PDF

Advanced Search Results Detail

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




Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Robert E. Keane

Forest Service

RMRS-Fire, Fuel & Smoke Science Program


James K. Brown

Forest Service

RMRS-Fire Sciences Lab-Missoula

Federal Cooperator

Elizabeth D. Reinhardt

Forest Service

RMRS-Fire Sciences Lab-Missoula

Project Locations

Fire Science Exchange Network


Northern Rockies



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   1199 Government Publication Estimating Canopy Fuels in Conifer Forests
view or print   1200 Government Publication Stereo Photo Guide for Estimating Canopy Fuel Characteristics in Conifer Stands
    910 Government Publication Quantification of Canopy Fuels in Five Western Conifer Forests
    944 Government Publication Operational Procedure for Indirect Measurements of Canopy Fuel Characteristics
    958 Government Publication A Methodology for Destructive Sampling of Canopy Fuel Characteristics Suitable for Further Research into Canopy Fuels and Crown Fire Behavior
    959 Government Publication A Detailed Dataset of Canopy Characteristics for a Range of Stand Types and Fuel Treatments
    970 Government Publication Verification of Accuracy of Existing and Alternative Methods
view or print   3158 Journal Article xxx
  go to website 2306 Journal Article Analysis of Algorithms for Predicting Canopy Fuel
    2307 Journal Article Estimating Forest Canopy Bulk Density Using Six Indirect Methods
view or print   2722 Journal Article Effects of Alternative Treatments on Canopy Fuel Characteristics in Five Conifer Stands
view or print   2856 Journal Article Canadian Journal of Forest Research
    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  

Supporting Documents

There are no supporting documents available for this project.

Convert PDF documents to an html document using Adobe's online conversion tool.
Download Adobe Acrobat Reader