Fire Use & Fuels Management

Resource objectives, prescription parameters, and cost/benefit analyses

Publications Presentations Fire and Invasive Plant Species Other Fire Use and Fuels Management Resources



Effects of prescribed burning on hazel in Minnesota. 1964.

Influence on soil properties of prescribed burning under mature red pine. 1977.

Understory prescribed burning in red pine and white pine. 1994.

References on the American Indian use of fire in ecosystems. 2003.

Tested by Fire: What Happens When Wildfires Meet Fuel Treatments? 2007.

Synthesis of knowledge from woody biomass removal case studies. 2008.

Testing the Conventional Wisdom: Fuel Management Approaches for the Central Hardwood Region. 2008.

ArcFuels: Integrating Wildfire Models and Risk Analysis into Landscape Fuels Management. 2009.

Filling in the Blanks for Prescribed Fire in Shrublands: Developing Information to Support Improved Fire Planning. 2009.

WEBOFIRE: Easy Fuels Treatment Planning for the Model-Averse. 2009.

A powerful new planning environment for fuels managers: the Interagency Fuels Treatment Decision Support System (IFT-DSS). 2009.

Effectiveness of fuel treatments for mitigating wildfire severity: a manager-focused review and synthesis. 2009.

Low-intensity fire in eastern white pine a supporting role in understory diversity. 2009

Upland oak regeneration. 2010.

Introducing FuelCalc: A New Tool that Helps Turn Static Inventory Data into Actionable Information. 2010.

A New Online Tool and Estimates for Hand-Pile Biomass and Smoke Production. 2010.

Thumbs Up or Down to Annual Burning of a Tidal Marsh in Maryland? 2011.

Optimizing the Location of Fuel Treatments Over Time at Landscape Scales. 2011.


Fire effects on the highly invasive Oriental bittersweet (Oct 2012)

A Synthesis of Fire and Oak (Mar 2012)

Using Prescribed Fire to Regenerate and Restore Red Pine Ecosystems - Research & Examples from Minnesota. (Jan 2012)

Learning from Escaped Prescribed Fire Reviews. A series of podcasts (compiled 2011-2012 by USFS Joint Fire Science project).


Fire and Invasive Plant Species


Other Fire Use and Fuels Management Resources

Forests and Rangelands provides fire, fuels, and land management information for government officials, land and wildland fire management professionals, businesses, communities, and interested organizations and individuals. Also provides information on the FLAME Act and cohesive wildfire management strategy.

National Fuel Moisture Database. Access data and graphs of soil and fuel moisture.

Fire, Fuel, and Vegetation Sampling Resources

The Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS) developed by the Fire and Environmental Research Applications team (FERA), offers consistently organized fuels data along with numerical inputs to fire behavior, fire effects, and dynamic vegetation models.

Digital Photo Series is another product of FERA that includes a detailed inventory of 43 photo series containing a total of 457 sites in database form to enable searching, downloading, and eventually side-by-side comparisons and customized site generation.