Project DETAILS & RESOURCES
Wildland Fuels Management: Evaluating and planning risks and benefits
Anne Black, Carol Miller and Peter Landres - Leopold Institute
During this project we assessed the decision-making environment and developed options for assisting managers in identifying the risks and benefits from wildland fire across landscapes. Our goal was to develop a process that land managers in any agency - federal, state, county, NGOs - can use to help re-integrate fire into our landscapes. Our final product is a decision-support model called the Fire Effects Planning Framework (FEPF). FEPF integrates ecological knowledge with articulated management goals to result in spatial maps (GIS) indicating where and under what conditions opportunities exist to use fire (natural or management-ignited) and where risks exist. The FEFP user's guide leads users through a series of steps to create GIS map libraries of fire behavior and fire effects, for the current, past or future landscape. This information can be used to help design fire and fuels management plans, develop burn prescriptions, and identify areas of high priority for fuels treatment.
This page presents background materials, examples and products of the Wildland Fuels Management: evaluating and planning risks and benefits project. Continuing development and science delivery is being accomplished under a new project. Please visit our Fire Effects Planning Framework page for new activities and information.
The Table of Contents, which follows, allows you to access each piece of the project individually: problem overview, conceptual design, implementation/demonstration, integration with management, products.
This project was supported by the Joint Fire Science Program (# 99-1-3-16) and the National Fire Plan. JFSP has also sponsored a follow-up science delivery and training project for FEPF. For more information on the follow-up project, please Click Here.
This page last updated on November 16, 2005