Wildland Fire Science II
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
A study of hazardous fuel management and treatment practices. Incorporates current fuel measurement and analysis techniques, fire behavior prediction models and hazardous wildland fuel mitigation methods.
1. Understand major events that shaped current U.S. fuel/fire management policy.
2. Identify large fire events in Central Oregon and be able to discuss vegetation treatment options that would mitigate future fire behavior
3. Understand and be able to discuss BD/KV laws (acts), The NFP (1995-2015), Prescribed Fire Policy, Healthy Forest Initiative, and the Healthy Forest Restoration Act and stewardship program
4. Apply technical knowledge to measure and calculate surface fuel loading utilizing Planar Intersect sampling method.
5. Identify the Fire Behavior Fuel models and utilize photo series to predict fuel load.
6. Utilize fuel and fire behavior models to predict fire behavior based on treatment options, (BEHAVE PLUS)
7. Be able to discuss Central Oregon fire ecology both past and present, fire regime condition class and historic fire regimes.
8. Have the knowledge and skills to develop a prescribed fire plan.
9. Be able to apply weather information and remote weather sensing information to prescribed fire project development.
10. Understand the interdisciplinary team process, the National Environmental Policy Act, a Decision Notice, Finding of No Significant Impact notice, and forest standards and guides as they apply to project development
11. Have the ability to write a fuel treatment plan, a prescribed fire plan and conduct an operation briefing.