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Louisa Evers – State/Regional Fire Ecologist. Monitoring Prescribed fires. Objectives are Hierarchical. Resource Objectives Fire Effects Objectives Fire Behavior Objectives Burning Prescription. Objectives must be:. S – specific M – measureable A – attainable R – relevant T – trackable.

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Louisa evers state regional fire ecologist

Louisa Evers – State/Regional Fire Ecologist

Monitoring Prescribed fires


Objectives are hierarchical

Objectives are Hierarchical

  • Resource Objectives

  • Fire Effects Objectives

  • Fire Behavior Objectives

  • Burning Prescription


Objectives must be

Objectives must be:

  • S – specific

  • M – measureable

  • A – attainable

  • R – relevant

  • T – trackable


Element 20

Element 20

  • Fuels information required and procedures

  • Weather monitoring required and procedures

  • Fire behavior monitoring required and procedures

  • Smoke dispersal monitoring required and procedures

  • Monitoring required to ensure prescribed fire objectives are met


Monitoring methods

Monitoring Methods

  • Brown’s down woody inventory

  • Step counts

  • Photo guides

  • Photo points

  • Monitoring forms

    • Fuels

    • Weather

    • Behavior

    • Smoke


Monitoring tips

Monitoring Tips

  • Use standard protocols – FFI, monitoring manuals

  • Use standardized forms

  • Store the data for later retrieval and analysis


Reasons monitoring fails

Reasons Monitoring Fails

  • Never completed

  • Information/data collected but not analyzed

  • Information/data analyzed but results inconclusive

  • Information/data analyzed, interesting, but never presented or used

  • Information/data presented but not used due to internal or external factors

  • Data/analyses filed but can’t be found

  • Data/analyses filed on media that become obsolete and not transferred


Interagency monitoring strategy key features

Interagency Monitoring Strategy Key Features

  • Three intensity levels

    • Level 1 – GIS maps of treatment areas

    • Level 2 – qualitative assessment of treatment success on 10% of treatment units

    • Level 3 – quantitative assessment of treatment success on 1-2 projects per year

  • Conduct assessments before and after treatment


Key features continued

Key Features Continued

  • Standard protocols and database – FFI

  • Minimum data standards

  • Monitor only what is relevant

  • Additional monitoring paid by other resource programs


Goals of monitoring strategy

Goals of Monitoring Strategy

  • Alter Fire Regime Condition Class

  • Alter expected wildfire behavior

  • Alter expected wildfire effects


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