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About this book
About this book
Based on a workshop at Pingree Park in Colorado, this is a compilation of the ideas of federal and state agencies, universities, and non-governmental organizations on how to rank and prioritise forested watershed areas that are in need of prescribed fire.
Contents Preface Acknowledgments SECTION I Chapter 1. Indexing Resource Data for Forest Health Decisionmaking Chapter 2. Characteristics of the Study Area, Data Utilized, and Modeling Approach SECTION II Chapter 3. Indexing Colorado Watersheds to Risk of Wildfire Chapter 4. Predicting Post-Fire Erosion and Sedimentation Risk on a Landscape Scale: A Case Study from Colorado Chapter 5. Modeling Biotic Habitat High Risk Areas Chapter 6. A Screening Method for Identifying Potential Air Quality Risks from Extreme Wildfire Events Chapter 7. Assessing Potential Wildfire Effects on People Chapter 8. Assessing the Impacts of Severe Fire on Forest Ecosystem Recovery SECTION III Chapter 9. A Database for Spatial Assessments of Fire Characteristics, Fuel Profiles, and PM10 Emissions Chapter 10. Mapping Ecological Attributes Using an Integrated Vegetation Classification System Approach Chapter 11. Inherent Disturbance Regimes: A Reference for Evaluating the Long-Term Maintenance of Ecosystems Chapter 12. A Wildfire and Emissions Policy Model for the Boise National Forest Chapter 13. Methodology for Determining Wildfire Land Prescribed Fire Air Quality Impacts on Areas in the Western United States Index Reference Notes Included