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Ernesto Alvarado-Celestin
ESRM 420
Seattle Campus

Wildland Fire Management

Principles of wildland fire behavior, ecology, and management. Weather, fuels, and topography effects on fire behavior. Forest structure influence on historical and current fire ecology. Principles of firesafe forests. Management issues of fire control and use in wilderness, multiple-use forest, and the wildland-urban interface. Offered: Sp.

Class description

Principles of wildland fire behavior, ecology, and management. Weather, fuels, and topography effects on fire behavior. Forest structure influence on historical and current fire ecology. Principles of firesafe forests. Management issues of fire control and use in wilderness, multiple-use forest, and the wildland-urban interface. Fire and climate change and international fire management.

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Class assignments and grading

There are 2 midterms and one final exam Midterm #1: (20%) Midterm #2: (20%) Final Exam: (25%) 6 Homeworks: (15%) Leadership/Class Attendance/Participation (10%) 1-2 field trips 10% (5% field trip, 5% group report).


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Ernesto Alvarado-Celestin
Date: 10/01/2009