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FIRE WEATHER: Agriculture Handbook 360 By U.S. Department of Agriculture – Forest Service
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Weather is never static. It is always dynamic. Its interpretation is an art. The environment is in control in wildland firefighting. Free-burning fires are literally nourished by weather elements,... More > atmospheric components, and atmospheric motion. Outguessing Mother Nature in order to win control is an extremely difficult task. We need to soothe her with understanding. We have attempted to present information in such a way that your daily and seasonal awareness of fire weather can begin with reliable basic knowledge. We have kept the use of technical terms to a minimum, but where it was necessary for clear and accurate presentation, we have introduced and defined the proper terms. Growing awareness of fire weather, when combined with related experience on fires, can develop into increasingly intuitive, rapid, and accurate applications. Toward this end, we have preceded each chapter with a paragraph or two on important points to look for in relating weather factors to fire control planning and action.< Less
FIRE WEATHER : A Guide for Application of Meteorological Information to Forest Fire Control Operations - Agriculture Handbook 360 By U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Weather is never static. It is always dynamic. Its interpretation is an art. The art of applying complex information about weather to the equally complex task of wildland fire control cannot be... More > acquired easily especially not by the mere reading of a book. The environment is in control in wildland firefighting. Free-burning fires are literally nourished by weather elements, atmospheric components, and atmospheric motion. Outguessing Mother Nature in order to win control is an extremely difficult task. We need to soothe her with understanding. We have attempted to present information in such a way that your daily and seasonal awareness of fire weather can begin with reliable basic knowledge. We have kept the use of technical terms to a minimum, but where it was necessary for clear and accurate presentation, we have introduced and defined the proper terms. Growing awareness of fire weather, when combined with related experience on fires, can develop into increasingly intuitive, rapid, and accurate applications.< Less
PLAIN GREEN WRAPPER A Forester's Story By Ronald J. McCormick
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This is the story of a quiet boy from a small town in Northern Ohio whose discovery and love of the outdoors led him to a career with the U.S. Forest Service. His journey begins in the idyllic town... More > of Chagrin Falls in the late 1940s and proceeds to the adventures and joy of being a working forester in the great national forests of California, Montana and Oregon. His story vividly portrays encounters with wildfire, bears and roaring whitewater rapids, and confrontations with passionate environmentalists and single-minded, sometimes vindictive timber industry ‘hired guns’. In candid detail the intrigue, manipulation and political maneuvering associated with the ‘timber wars’ of the late 1980s is related in a highly personal way. This period was characterized by the changes in political parties that brought abrupt and dramatic reversals in ideology and policy. The effects wrought on the U.S. Forest Service, its employees, and ultimately the forest are described with clarity and insight.< Less
PLAIN GREEN WRAPPER A Forester's Story By Ronald J. McCormick
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This is the story of a quiet boy from a small town in Northern Ohio whose discovery and love of the outdoors led him to a career with the U.S. Forest Service. His journey begins in the idyllic town... More > of Chagrin Falls in the late 1940s and proceeds to the adventures and joy of being a working forester in the great national forests of California, Montana and Oregon. His story vividly portrays encounters with wildfire, bears and roaring whitewater rapids, and confrontations with passionate environmentalists and single-minded, sometimes vindictive timber industry ‘hired guns’. In candid detail the intrigue, manipulation and political maneuvering associated with the ‘timber wars’ of the late 1980s is related in a highly personal way. This period was characterized by the changes in political parties that brought abrupt and dramatic reversals in ideology and policy. The effects wrought on the U.S. Forest Service, its employees, and ultimately the forest are described with clarity and insight.< Less
Conservation Easement: Audit Techniques Guide By U.S. Internal Revenue Service
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The purpose of this audit techniques guide (ATG) is to provide guidance for the examination of charitable contributions of conservation easements. Users of this guide will learn about the general... More > requirements for charitable contributions and additional requirements for contributions of conservation easements. This ATG includes examination techniques and an overview of the valuation of conservation easements. It also includes a discussion of penalties, which may be applicable to taxpayers and others involved in the conservation easement transaction. This guide is not designed to be all-inclusive. It is not a comprehensive training manual on the valuation of conservation easements.... Overview: To be deductible, donated conservation easements must be legally binding, permanent restrictions on the use, modification and development of property such as parks, wetlands, farmland, forest land, scenic areas, historic land or historic structures. The restrictions on the property must be in perpetuity.< Less
Manassas National Battlefield: Natural Resource Condition Assessment By National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
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Habitats within Manassas National Battlefield Park were defined as being managed for natural resource values. A habitat map was created and desired/degraded conditions were defined for each of the... More > three defined habitats. Metrics were then assigned to these habitat types, compared to established thresholds, leading to the condition assessment of each habitat. Habitats in Manassas National Battlefield Park are in fair condition overall. Forests were in good condition, with low forest interior area and large deer populations balanced by good bird diversity and continuous forest cover. Wetlands and waterways were also in good condition, with good pH, buffering capacity, and dissolved oxygen but high phosphate and degraded stream biological diversity. Grasslands were in fair condition, with large contiguous areas but large deer populations and low bird diversity.< Less
Antietam National Battlefield: Natural Resource Condition Assessment By National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
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Habitats were defined as being managed for natural resource values or agricultural values, and were in good condition overall. Those managed for natural resources were in fair condition. Forests were... More > in fair condition, with high cover of exotic plants and large deer populations balanced by good bird diversity and continuous forest cover. Wetlands and waterways were also in fair condition, with good pH and buffering capacity but high nutrients and low stream biological diversity. Grasslands were in poor condition, due to large deer populations, low bird diversity, and patchy nature. Habitats managed for agricultural values were in good condition overall. Croplands were in good condition, with good adoption of best management practices (BMPs) but also with large deer populations. Pastures were also in very good condition with very good adoption of BMPs.< Less
Assateague Island National Seashore: Natural Resource Condition Assessment By National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
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Assateague Island National Seashore with lands and waters in Maryland and Virginia receives some two million visitors per year. After determining key habitats on Assateague Island, potential... More > indicators were identified and data sourced. Attainment of reference condition was assessed for each metric and summarized by habitat and ultimately for the whole park. Based on these key findings, management recommendations were developed. Overall, the natural resources of Assateague Island National Seashore were assessed to be in fair condition. While salt marsh, forest and shrubland habitats were assessed to be in degraded condition, inland wetlands, dunes and grasslands were assessed as fair, bay subtidal and mudflats, beach and intertidal to be in good condition and Atlantic subtidal to be in very good condition.< Less
Spot Fires and Slop-Overs: Memoir of a Firefighter By Buck Wickham
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Buck Wickham was just eighteen years old when he started working for the U.S. Forest Service in 1971. The world was a different place then, and times have definitely changed. In Spot Fires and... More > Slop-Overs, he narrates the story of his career as a forest firefighter—from his beginnings chasing lightning fires on the Mogollon Rim of Northern Arizona through his participation on incident management teams fighting fires across the United States. Offering a candid look at Wickham’s specialized work, Spot Fires and Slop-Overs presents an engaging and fascinating memoir of one man’s time serving in the U.S. Forest Service. He presents insight into the nuts and bolts of his job throughout his tenure, and he reflects on how things are changing in the forests and in the bureaucracy of forest management. He tells about the friendships and antics he’s experienced and also shares compelling stories of what it was like to be on the ground in the nation’s forests.< Less
Spot Fires and Slop-Overs: Memoir of a Firefighter By Buck Wickham
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Buck Wickham was just eighteen years old when he started working for the U.S. Forest Service in 1971. The world was a different place then, and times have definitely changed. In Spot Fires and... More > Slop-Overs, he narrates the story of his career as a forest firefighter—from his beginnings chasing lightning fires on the Mogollon Rim of Northern Arizona through his participation on incident management teams fighting fires across the United States. Offering a candid look at Wickham’s specialized work, Spot Fires and Slop-Overs presents an engaging and fascinating memoir of one man’s time serving in the U.S. Forest Service. He presents insight into the nuts and bolts of his job throughout his tenure, and he reflects on how things are changing in the forests and in the bureaucracy of forest management. He tells about the friendships and antics he’s experienced and also shares compelling stories of what it was like to be on the ground in the nation’s forests.< Less

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