FASMEE Study Sites

Four candidate study areas have been selected with enthusiastic support from potential host agencies. Depending on funding, FASMEE will conduct at least one large operational burns in the southeastern United States and one in the western United States.

Southeastern US

Candidate locations and host agencies:

  • Fort Stewart (US Army Installation, SW of Savanna, GA)
  • Savanna River Site (US Department of Energy, SE of Augusta, SC)

Site specifications

  • 3-5 year rough in southern pine forests, representative of prescribed burning programs in the region
  • Burn prescription will target a high-intensity surface fire that will contribute to large single plume development

Western US

Candidate locations and host agencies:

  • Richfield Ranger District (Fishlake National Forest, Richfield, Utah)
  • North Rim Grand Canyon / Kaibab National Forest (Arizona)

Site specifications

  • Heavy surface fuel load (>30+ t/a)
  • High intensity surface and crown fire behavior, leading to large single plume development

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