Carol Miller

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Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute, Rocky ...
USDA Forest Service
790 E. Beckwith Ave.
Missoula , MT 59801, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

Special Issue: Wildland Fire Use
Pages: 1-2
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0302001

What better way to learn about fire ecology than to allow fires to burn during their own season, at their own pace, and without interference from humans? The strategy known as wildland fire use (WFU) does just that, and is being increasingly applied, with over one million acres in the United States managed with WFU between 2003 and 2006. This issue of Fire Ecology highlights the strategy of WFU with six articles.  [Read More]

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Simulation of the Consequences of Different Fire Regimes to Support Wildland Fire Use Decisions
Pages: 83-102
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0302083

The strategy known as wildland fire use, in which lightning-ignited fires are allowed to burn, is rapidly gaining momentum in the fire management community. Managers need to know the consequences of an increase in area burned that might result from an increase in wildland fire use. One concern of land managers as they consider implementing wildland fire use is whether they can meet the goals in the land management plan for the desired distribution of forest structural stages across the landscape with further increases in fire.  [Read More]

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Quantifying the Threat of Unsuppressed Wildfires Reaching the Adjacent Wildland-Urban Interface on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming, USA
Pages: 125-142
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0802125

An important objective for many federal land management agencies is to restore fire to ecosystems that have experienced fire suppression or exclusion over the last century. Managing wildfires for resource objectives (i.e., allowing wildfires to burn in the absence of suppression) is an important tool for restoring such fire-adapted ecosystems. To support management decisions that allow wildfires to burn unsuppressed, land managers need a quantitative assessment of the potential for such wildfires to reach nearby fire-susceptible resources and assets.  [Read More]

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Northern Rockies Pyrogeography: An Example of Fire Atlas Utility
Pages: 14-30
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1001014

We demonstrated the utility of digital fire atlases by analyzing forest fire extent across cold, dry, and mesic forests, within and outside federally designated wilderness areas during three different fire management periods: 1900 to 1934, 1935 to 1973, and 1974 to 2008. We updated an existing atlas with a 12 070 086 ha recording area in Idaho and Montana, USA, west of the Continental Divide, 81 % of which is forested.  [Read More]

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