Webofire: Easy Fuels Treatment Planning For The Model-Averse

Webofire is a model for people who tend to break out in hives at the mention of the words “modeling” or “algorithm.” It provides a simple method for objectively evaluating existing wildfire hazard, prioritizing treatment needs, and estimating the potential effectiveness and costs of proposed treatments before they are carried out.

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Sharpening The Tools For Prescribed Burns In Eastern Mixed-Oak Forests

A research project on forest lands in the mid-Atlantic region was performed with the dual goals of testing which of the 13 Anderson fuel models most accurately depicts common understory fuel characteristics in these forests, and what proportion of advance regeneration of desired species will sprout after burning.

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Optimizing The Location Of Fuel Treatments Over Time At Landscape Scales

OptFuels incorporates land management optimization functionality (MAGIS), vegetation simulation capabilities (Forest Vegetation Simulator and the Fire and Fuels Extension [FVS-FFE]), and fire behavior modeling functionality (FlamMap). By integrating these proven technologies, project investigators and developers hoped to provide land managers with a more streamlined ability to plan, schedule, and apply the most cost-effective and landscape-appropriate fuel treatments available.

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Introducing Fuelcalc: A New Tool That Helps Turn Static Inventory Data Into

FuelCalc facilitates use of a wide range of inventory data and fuel characteristics to help calculate fuel quantities and qualities to estimate potential fire behavior, fire effects, and smoke production. By linking with a number of existing software systems and databases, FuelCalc provides a onestop information resource to help managers make efficient, well-informed decisions regarding fuel management and treatment alternatives and their potential consequences in terms of direct effects on fuels and predicted effects on fire behavior and fire outcomes.

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