Publication: Effects of fire on Cultural Resources

Effects of Fire on Archeology

Effects of Fire on ArcheologyThe Joint Fire Science Program announced that a new publication is available — Effects of Fire on Cultural Resources and Archaeology:

  • A guide to fuels, fire behavior, and fire effects to inform decision-making when protecting cultural resources (CR) during fuels treatment, restoration projects, and wildfire suppression.
  • Provides a greater understanding of the value of CR protection and the methods available to evaluate and mitigate risks.
  • A synthesis of fire effects is provided for ceramics, lithics, rock art, historic-period artifacts/materials, and below-ground features.
  • Emphasizes the need to actively involve native people in the development of collaborative management plans.

You can download the publication HERE, but it is a huge 23.2 MB file — you’ll have time to go out to lunch while waiting for it. Or you can call 970-498-1392 to request a hard copy. This is the final installment in the Rainbow Series. The other publications in the series are listed below, and can be downloaded here.

Rainbow Series publications wildfire

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.