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Title Wildland Fire Danger Estimation and Mapping
Author Emilio Chuvieco
Publisher World Scientific
Release 2003
Category Nature
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9789812791177
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The book presents a wide range of techniques for extracting information from satellite remote sensing images in forest fire danger assessment. It covers the main concepts involved in fire danger rating, and analyses the inputs derived from remotely sensed data for mapping fire danger at both the local and global scale. The questions addressed concern the estimation of fuel moisture content, the description of fuel structural properties, the estimation of meteorological danger indices, the analysis of human factors associated with fire ignition, and the integration of different risk factors in a geographic information system for fire danger management.

Title Wildland Fires and the Environment
Author
Publisher UNEP/Earthprint
Release 1999-01-01
Category Fire ecology
Total Pages 46
ISBN 9280717421
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Wildland Fires Florida 1998
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Publisher FEMA
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Wildland Fires and the Law by Jacques Bourrinet

Title Wildland Fires and the Law
Author Jacques Bourrinet
Publisher Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Release 1992-09-25
Category Law
Total Pages 171
ISBN 9780792319740
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As existing research, conferences and publications on wildland fire are oriented towards the technical aspects of prevention and firefighting, the Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales et Communautaires (CERIC) and the Union regionale du sud-est pour la sauvegarde de la vie, de la nature et de l'environnement (URVN) decided to investigate the legal aspects of these matters, an equally important, but much less well-researched field, by organising a world conference in 1991 at Aix-en-Provence, France. This volume is the result of that conference. Experts from thirteen countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe particularly affected by wildland fires were brought together to discuss six controversial questions: - What should be the law concerning occupation and construction rights in forests? - Should swamping out take place and, if so, on what basis and with which objectives? - What are the essentials of organised firefighting? - Should replanting be carried out? - What indemnities should be available to the victims of fire? - What should be the penal sanctions? The Aix-en-Provence Charter adopted at the end of the Conference, and reproduced in this volume, brings together various principles concerning the above points, which could serve as a guide for national wildland fire policies worldwide.

Wildland Recreation by William E. Hammitt

Title Wildland Recreation
Author William E. Hammitt
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2015-02-03
Category Science
Total Pages 328
ISBN 1118397037
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The authoritative guide to understanding and managing the ecological impacts of recreational activities in wildlands This third edition provides an updated and thorough examination of the ecological impacts of recreational use on wildlands and the best management practices to employ in places where recreation and preservation of natural conditions are both important - and often conflicting - objectives. Covering the latest research, this edition provides detailed information about the environmental changes that result from recreational use. It describes spatial patterns of impact and trends over time, then explores the factors that determine magnitude of impact, including amount of use, type and behavior of use, and environmental durability. Numerous examples, drawn from parks and recreation areas around the world, give readers insight into why certain areas are more heavily damaged than others, and demonstrate the techniques available to mitigate damage. The book incorporates both the first-hand experience of the authors and an exhaustive review of the world’s literature on the subject. Boxes provide quick access to important material, and further resources are referenced in an extensive bibliography. Essential reading for all park and protected area management professionals, this book is also a useful textbook for upper division undergraduate and graduate students on recreation ecology and recreation management courses.

Wildland Fires by United States. General Accounting Office

Title Wildland Fires
Author United States. General Accounting Office
Publisher
Release 2004
Category Wildfires
Total Pages 88
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Severe Wildland Fires by United States. General Accounting Office

Title Severe Wildland Fires
Author United States. General Accounting Office
Publisher
Release 2002
Category Wildfires
Total Pages 41
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Dangerous accumulations of brush, small trees, and other vegetation on federal lands, particularly in the western United States, have helped fuel devastating wildfires in recent years. Although a single focal point is critical for directing firefighting efforts by federal, state, and local governments, GAO found a lack of clearly defined leadership at the federal level. Authority and responsibility remain fragmented among the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service, and the states. Implementation of a performance accountability network also remains fragmented. As a result, GAO could not determine if the $796 million earmarked for hazardous fuels reduction in 2001 and 2002 has been targeted to communities and areas at highest risk. The five federal land management agencies--the National Park Service, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Forest Service--have yet to begin the research needed to identify and prioritize vulnerable communities near high-risk federal lands. Moreover, the agencies are not collecting the data needed to determine if changes are needed to expedite the project-planning process. They also are not collecting data needed to measure the effectiveness of efforts to dispose of the large amount of brush and other vegetation on federal lands.

Wildland Fire Management by Robin M. Nazzaro

Title Wildland Fire Management
Author Robin M. Nazzaro
Publisher DIANE Publishing
Release 2010-01
Category
Total Pages 49
ISBN 143792218X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The nation's wildland fire problems have worsened dramatically over the past decade, with more than a doubling of average annual acreage burned and federal appropriations for wildland fire management. The deteriorating fire situation has led the agencies responsible for managing wildland fires on federal lands -- the Forest Service in the Department of Agriculture and four agencies in the Department of the Interior -- to reassess how they respond to wildland fire and to take steps to improve their fire management programs. This report reviewed: (1) progress the agencies have made in managing wildland fire; and (2) key actions previously recommended and are still necessary to improve wildland fire management. Charts and tables.

Title Wildland Fire Fighter Principles and Practice
Author Joseph D. Lowe
Publisher Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release 2020-04-23
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 416
ISBN 1284042111
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This textbook is packaged with Navigate 2 Advantage Access which unlocks a complete eBook, Study Center, homework and Assessment Center, and a dashboard that reports actionable data. Experience Navigate 2 today at www.jblnavigate.com/2. Wildland Fire Fighter: Principles and Practice, Second Edition meets and exceeds the job performance requirements and objectives as outlined in the following National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) standards: • NFPA 1051, Standard for Wildland Firefighting Personnel Professional Qualifications, 2020 Edition (Chapters 4 and 5) • NWCG S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, 2019 Edition • NWCG S-130, Firefighter Training, 2008 Edition • NWCG L-180, Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service, 2014 Edition From wildland fire service history, to safety, to water supply, to firing operations, this single manual covers everything an NFPA Wildland Fire Fighter I and Wildland Fire Fighter II (NWCG Fire Fighter Type 2 and 1) needs to know. In addition, the Second Edition was significantly updated and reorganized to better serve the Wildland Fire Fighter I and Wildland Fire Fighter II. The program now features two distinct sections. Section 1 includes six chapters, which set the foundation for Wildland Fire Fighter I knowledge and understanding. Section 2 comprises eight chapters, which encompass the higher-level competencies required for Wildland Fire Fighter II. This new organization will allow instructors the flexibility to teach their Wildland Fire Fighter I and II course(s) exactly the way they wish. The features in this text will help students take that extra step toward becoming outstanding wildland fire fighters. These features include: • Refined Table of Contents. Now divided by level, the new table of contents addresses NFPA and NWCG requirements and objectives in an easy-to-follow manner. • New Chapters. New chapters including The Wildland Fire Service, Wildland/Urban Interface Considerations, Tools and Equipment, Human Resources, and Radio Communications ensure a comprehensive understanding of history, safety, and operations. • Scenario-Based Learning. You are the Wildland Fire Fighter and Wildland Fire Fighter in Action case scenarios are found in each chapter to encourage and foster critical-thinking skills. • Practical Tips for Wildland Fire Fighters. The Listen Up! and Did You Know? features provide helpful advice and encouragement. • Skill Drills. This feature provides written step-by-step explanations and visuals for important skills and procedures. This clear, concise format enhances student comprehension of complex procedures. • After-Action Review Section. The end-of-chapter review includes detailed chapter summaries and key terms to reinforce important principles. • Updated photos and illustrations. New and improved photos and illustrations enhance learning with visuals of incidents and training simulations, as well as highlighting advances i