13. Applying historical fi re-regime concepts to forest management in the western United States: three case studies

  1. John A. Wiens11,12,
  2. Gregory D. Hayward13,14,
  3. Hugh D. Safford15,16 and
  4. Catherine M. Giffen17
  1. Thomas E. DeMeo1,
  2. Frederick J. Swanson2,
  3. Edward B. Smith3,
  4. Steven C. Buttrick4,
  5. Jane Kertis5,
  6. Jeanne Rice6,
  7. Christopher D. Ringo7,
  8. Amy Waltz8,
  9. Chris Zanger8,
  10. Cheryl A. Friesen9 and
  11. John H. Cissel10

Published Online: 8 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118329726.ch13

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management

How to Cite

DeMeo, T. E., Swanson, F. J., Smith, E. B., Buttrick, S. C., Kertis, J., Rice, J., Ringo, C. D., Waltz, A., Zanger, C., Friesen, C. A. and Cissel, J. H. (2012) Applying historical fi re-regime concepts to forest management in the western United States: three case studies, in Historical Environmental Variation in Conservation and Natural Resource Management (eds J. A. Wiens, G. D. Hayward, H. D. Safford and C. M. Giffen), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118329726.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 11

    PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 Cypress Dr #11, Petaluma, CA 94954, USA

  2. 12

    School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA 2006, Australia

  3. 13

    USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region, 3301 C Street, Anchorage, AK 99504, USA

  4. 14

    USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region, Lakewood, CO 80401, USA

  5. 15

    USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region, Vallejo, CA 94592, USA

  6. 16

    Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA

  7. 17

    USDA Forest Service, National Office Washington, DC, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Regional Office, 333 SW First Avenue, Portland, OR 97204, USA

  2. 2

    USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, 3200 SW Jefferson Way, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA

  3. 3

    The Nature Conservancy, 114 North San Francisco Street, Suite 205, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA

  4. 4

    The Nature Conservancy, 821 SE 14th Avenue, Portland, OR 97214, USA

  5. 5

    USDA Forest Service, Siuslaw National Forest, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA

  6. 6

    USDA Forest Service, Mt. Hood National Forest, 16400 Champion Way, Sandy, OR 97055, USA

  7. 7

    TetraTech CES, Mt. Vernon, WA 98273, USA

  8. 8

    The Nature Conservancy, 115 NW Oregon, Suite 30, Bend, OR 97701, USA

  9. 9

    USDA Forest Service, Central Cascades Adaptive Management Partnership, 3106 Pierce Parkway, Suite D, Springfield, OR 97477, USA

  10. 10

    Joint Fire Science Program, 3833 South Development Avenue, Boise, ID 83705, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337921

Online ISBN: 9781118329726

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Keywords:

  • historical fire-regime concepts to forest management, western United States;
  • three case studies, historical ecology and HRV in restoration, fire-prone forests;
  • FRCC, to restoration planning in Oregon, USA;
  • FRCC and the NFLN using HRV, FRCC in LANDFIRE for HFRA;
  • succession-class departure and fire-regime departure;
  • NFLN and the Upper Deschutes River Basin, a two-step process;
  • variability and rate of change, in understanding HRV;
  • VDDT modeling process, generating reference conditions;
  • Central Cascades AMA, the Blue River Plan, exploring approaches;
  • local to regional variability, future conditions in relation to the past

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Case Study 1: FRCC and the Northwest Fire Learning Network (NFLN): Using HRV and Stakeholder Values to Help Prioritize and Facilitate Forest Restoration

  • Case Study 2: Comparison of Historical Versus Current Fire Frequency and Severity in Arizona

  • Case Study 3: Incorporating Historical Ecology and Climate Change into Land Management: Blue River Landscape Plan, Willamette National Forest, Oregon

  • Conclusions

  • References