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Title: Managing wildland fire risk in Florida

Author: Brenner, J.; Carlton, D.; McLellan, S.; Dozier, A.; Spencer, T.; Buckley, D.; Ralowicz, A.;

Date: 2010

Source: In: Pye, John M.; Rauscher, H. Michael; Sands, Yasmeen; Lee, Danny C.; Beatty, Jerome S., tech. eds. Advances in threat assessment and their application to forest and rangeland management. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-802. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest and Southern Research Stations: 305-318

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Florida’s Wildland Fire Risk Assessment (FRA), which was completed in 2002, is a statewide effort to develop a comprehensive suite of standardized spatial data layers developed to support implementation of a statewide fuels management strategy. By maintaining focus on fire and fuel dynamics for use with scientifically credible local to statewide applications, the FRA builds on a statewide surface fuels map, fire history data from many agencies, and weather data collected over a period of 20 years. Change detection is currently being utilized to update the statewide surface fuels layer. The process used in the FRA builds on a process first applied in the Lake Tahoe Basin Land Management Unit. Subsequently, the methods used in the FRA have recently been applied to 13 Southern States in the Southern Wildfire Risk Assessment.

Keywords: Florida, wildland, fire risk assessment, 2002, fuel, surface fuels map

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Brenner, J.; Carlton, D.; McLellan, S.; Dozier,A.; Spencer, T.; Buckley, D.; Ralowicz, A. 2010. Managing wildland fire risk in Florida. In: Pye, John M.; Rauscher, H. Michael; Sands, Yasmeen; Lee, Danny C.; Beatty, Jerome S., tech. eds. Advances in threat assessment and their application to forest and rangeland management. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-802. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest and Southern Research Stations: 305-318.

 


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