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Fire Effects Planning Framework

Anne Black - Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute

BACKGROUND

The Fire Effects Planning Framework leads users through a series of steps to estimate the risks and benefits from wildland fire across landscapes. This information can be used to:

  • help design fire and fuels management plans
  • identify areas on the landscape of highest priority for fuels treatment.

This research involves the analysis of landscape-scale fire patterns and the factors influencing these patterns.


Basic Elements of the Fire Effects Planning Framework Process

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What is the Fire Effects Planning Framework (FEFP)?

USER'S GUIDE

OUTPUT EXAMPLES

NEW! CASE STUDIES (these are brief descriptions of the development process)
Cooperators: Tonja Opperman - Bitterroot NF; Brett Fay - Region 4 NFS; Mary Tabor - Yellowstone NP

PUBLICATIONS

Black, A. 2005. The Fire Effects Planning Framework. International Journal of Wilderness. Science and Research Perspective. 11(1):19-20. - Leopold Publication Number 540


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
  1. What types of information does this process generate?
  2. How can this information be used?
  3. How can I quantify benefits from fire?
  4. How can I identify opportunities to burn?
  5. How can I identify areas of potential ecological damage?  ( 3.14 MB )
  6. How do I aggregate or balance conflicting management goals?
  7. Can I use this process to prioritize treatments?
  8. Where is fire a realistic management tool for meeting National Fire Plan and federal fire policy goals.
  9. What information do I need in order to use this process?
  10. How can this protocol assist in developing WFIP's and WFSA's?


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