Scott White

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Fort Lewis College
Durango , CO 81301, United States

Publications in Fire Ecology

A Wildfire Hazard Assessment and Map for La Plata County, Colorado, USA
Pages: 7-30
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0201007

In response to the needs of local fire managers, we developed a map of wildfire hazard for La Plata County in southwestern Colorado, USA. Our measure of fire hazard had two components: (i) the probability, should fire occur under dry weather conditions, that fire behavior will be extreme, and (ii) the human values that may be lost or damaged if extreme fire behavior occurs. Using a classification approach in a GIS environment, we developed quantitative indices of potential heat release, flame length, and rate of spread for each vegetation type in the County.  [Read More]

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