Accession Number:

ADA622268

Title:

Fire Science Strategy: Resource Conservation and Climate Change

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this Fire Science Strategy is to provide a framework for the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program SERDP and its associated demonstration program, the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program ESTCP, to advance solutions to current and future natural resource management challenges faced by the Department of Defense DoD and its military installations in regards to the use of fire. The background of fire science and associated outgrowths of management are presented as are the roles that various agencies and other organizations have played. The strategy SERDPESTCP proposes for the direction that fire science should take is presented from the perspective that current fire science is not capturing the fundamental core issues that support understanding fire behavior and enabling the development of ecosystem-based and air quality management models that rely on an understanding of such behavior. Although DoD must ensure that its unique management needs will direct its own science, the overall strategy that is being proposed for fire science will best be served by a coordinated approach with other agency leaders in the field.

Subject Categories:

  • Forestry
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Ecology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE