Fire Management

Understanding Approaches for Pre-Fire Planning and during Incident Response

We have been working with the Rocky Mountain Research Station’s Wildfire Risk Management Team to conduct independent research on pre-fire planning approaches and risk management assistance during incident response.

Products

Journal Articles

Kooistra, C. & Schultz, C. (2021). Data and dialogue: Assessing Forest Service Risk Management Assistance. Fire Management Today, 79(1),61-68. Available here.

Greiner, S.M., Schultz, C.A., Kooistra, C. 2021. Pre-season fire management planning: The use of Potential Operational Delineations to prepare for wildland fire events. International Journal of Wildland Fire. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1071/WF20124

Schultz, C.A., Miller, L.F., Greiner, M., Kooistra, C. 2021. A Qualitative Study on the US Forest Service’s Risk Management Assistance Efforts to Improve Wildfire Decision-Making. Forests. Available at: https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/12/3/344/pdf

Practitioner Papers

Greiner, M., C. Kooistra, and C.A. Schultz. 2020. Pre-Season Planning for Wildland Fire Response: An Assessment of the US Forest Service’s Potential Operational Delineations (PODs). CSU Public Lands Policy Group Practitioner Paper 5. Spring 2020. PLPG Practitioner Paper #5 Addendum: 2019 Post-Fire Interview Findings

Schultz, C., Kooistra, C., Miller, L., Ferguson, M. (2020). Findings from a Third-Party Assessment of the Forest Service’s Risk Management Assistance Team. CSU Public Lands Policy Group Practitioner Paper 4, Winter 2020. PLPG Practitioner Paper #4Decker Fire Addendum.pdf

Briefing Papers

Schultz, C., Greiner, M., Kooistra, C. (2021). Research Findings: PODs, Decision Support, and Fire Management. CSU Public Lands Policy Group Briefing Paper #6, Fall 2021. PLPG Briefing Paper #6.

Greiner, S.M., Schultz, C., & Kooistra, C. (2020). Pre-Season Planning for Wildland Fire Response: An Assessment of the US Forest Service’s Potential Operational Delineations (PODs).  CSU Public Lands Policy Group Briefing Paper 5, Winter 2020. PLPG Briefing Paper #5.

Schultz, C., Kooistra, C., Miller, L., & Ferguson, M. (2020). Findings from a third-party assessment of the Forest Service’s Risk Management Assistance efforts. CSU Public Lands Policy Group Briefing Paper 4, Winter 2020. PLPG Briefing Paper #4.

Challenges and Opportunities for Fire Management in the U.S.

Schultz, C.A., Thompson, P., McCaffrey, S. (2019). Forest Service fire management and the elusiveness of change. Fire Ecology 15, 13. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1186/s42408-019-0028-x

Schultz, C.A., Moseley, C. 2019. Collaborations and capacities to transform US fire management. Science 366 (6461): 38-40; doi: 10.1126/science.aay3727   Full text available here