Accession Number:

ADA624049

Title:

Toolkit for Planning and Managing Prescribed and Wildland Fire Smoke on Military Installations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 2013-Dec 2014

Corporate Author:

CAROLINA ECOSYSTEM SERVICES LLC RALEIGH NC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2014-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Natural resource managers have identified smoke management tools for wildfires and prescribed fire as a critical need in minimizing the negative impacts from smoke. Smoke impacts are often in the form of high concentration, short duration events that can significantly impact military operations, human health, and state and national air quality standards, and visibility reductions that present significant roadway safety hazards to military vehicles and the public. This project examines fuel loading, emissions, and smoke dispersion models for the continental US, Alaska, and Hawaii to simulate smoke trajectoriesconcentrations and recommends a smoke management toolkit comprised of protocols for the management of smoke from prescribed burns and wildfires, fire web resources, and fire training for DoD managers. The project objective is to review and recommend smoke management tools, resources, and training for DoD natural resource managers that support installation testing and training operations, and ensure compliance with mandatory Department of Defense Instructions, State Implementation Plans to achieve the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, and installation Integrated Natural Resource Management Plans. Project deliverables include a comprehensive smoke management guidebook of smoke management tools, wildland fire web resources, and smoke model training resources.

Subject Categories:

  • Forestry
  • Safety Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE