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Bell, C.K., R.F. Keefe, and J.S. Fried. 2017. OpCost: an open-source system for estimating costs of stand-level forest operations. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-960. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station 23 p.

 

Bell, C.K., R.F. Keefe, and J.S. Fried. 2017. Validation of the OpCost logging cost model using contractor surveys. International Journal of Forest Engineering 28(2) 73-84.

 

Fried, Jeremy S., L.D. Potts, S.M. Loreno, G. Christensen, R.J. Barbour. 2017. Inventory Based Landscape-Scale Simulation of Management Effectiveness and Economic Feasibility with BioSum. Journal of Forestry 115:249-257.

 

Fried, J.S., T.B. Jain, S. Loreno, R.F. Keefe, and C.K. Bell. 2017. A framework for evaluating forest restoration alternatives and their outcomes, over time, to inform monitoring: bioregional inventory originated simulation under management. In Keyser, C.E. and T.L. Keyser, eds. Proceedings of the 2017 Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) Virtual e-Conference. E-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-224. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 200 p.

 

Pre-2017 Publications

Fried, J.S., S. Loreno, B. Sharma, C. Starrs, W. Stewart. 2016. Inventory based landscape-scale simulation to assess effectiveness and feasibility of reducing fire hazards and improving forest sustainability in California with BioSum. Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program - Final Project Report to the California Energy Commission. 214 p.

 

Loreno, S., J.S. Fried, and A. Yost. 2015. Applying Management Modeling to Assess the Feasibility of Accelerating Landscape Restoration on Federal Forests in Eastern Oregon. Ext. Abstr. Pushing Boundaries: New Directions in Inventory Techniques & Applications; Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Symposium 2015. pp 260-265.

 

Fried, J.S., T.B. Jain. 2013. Opportunities Abound for Affordable Mechanical Fuels Treatment in Dry Mixed-Conifer Forests. Western Forester (Nov/Dec) 14-15, 21.

 

Fried, J.S., T.B. Jain, and J. Sandquist. 2013. Modeled Forest Inventory Data Suggest Climate Benefits from Fuels Management. Fire Management Today 73(2):11-14.

 

Jain, T.J., M.A. Battaglia, H.S. Hand, R.T. Graham, C.R. Keyes, J.S. Fried, J.E. Sandquist. 2012. A Comprehensive Guide to Fuel Management Practices for Dry Mixed-Conifer Forests in the Northwestern Unitied States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-292. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 331 p.

 

PNW Research Station Communications Group. 2009. Bioenergy From Trees: Using cost-effective thinning to reduce forest fire hazards. Science Finding #117. US Forest Service, PNW Research Station, Portland, OR. 6 p.

 

Barbour, R.J., J.S. Fried, P.J. Daugherty, G. Christensen and R. Fight. 2008. Potential biomass and logs from fire-hazard reduction treatments in Southwest Oregon and Northern California. Forest Policy and Economics 10:400-407.

 

Fried, J.S., J. Barbour, R. Fight, G. Christensen, and G. Pinjuv. 2008. Small Diameter Timber Alchemy: Can Utilization Pay The Way Towards Fire Resistant Forests? In: Narog, M. G., technical coordinator. Proceedings of the 2002 fire conference on managing fire and fuels in the remaining wildlands and open spaces of the Southwestern United States; 2002 December 2-5; San Diego, CA. [CD Only] Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-189. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

 

Daugherty, P.J., J.S. Fried. 2006. Jointly Optimizing Selection of Fuel Treatments and Siting of Forest Biomass-Based Energy Production Facilities for Lanscape-Scale Fire Hazard Reduction.INFOR, Vol. 45, No. 1, pp.17-30. Winner, INFORMS 2004 Best Foresty Paper Award.

 

Bilek, E.M., K.E. Skog, J.S. Fried, and G. Christensen. 2005. Fuel to burn: Economics of converting forest thinnings to energy using BioMax in Southern Oregon. Gen. Tech. Rep. FPL-GTR-157.

 

Fried, J.S., G. Christensen, D. Weyermann, R.J. Barbour, R. Fight, B. Hiserote, and G. Pinjuv. 2005. Modeling opportunities and feasibility of siting wood-fired electrical generating facilities to facilitate landscape-scale fuel treatment with FIA BioSum In: Bevers, Michael; Barrett, Tara M., comps. Systems Analysis in Forest Resources: Proceedings of the 2003 Symposium; October 7-9, Stevenson, WA. PNW-GTR-656. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station, pp. 195-204.

 

Fried, J.S. and G. Christensen. 2004. FIA BioSum: A tool to evaluate financial costs, opportunities, and effectiveness of fuel treatments. Western Forester 49(5):12-13.

 

Rapp, V. 2004.Reducing Fire Hazard: Balancing Costs And Outcomes. Science Update #7. US Forest Service, PNW Research Station, Portland, OR. 12 p.

 

Fried, J.S. 2003. Evaluating landscape-scale fuel treatment policies with FIA data. Western Forester 48(1):6-7.

 

Fried, J.S., J. Barbour and R. Fight. 2003. FIA BioSum: Applying a multi-scale evaluation tool in Southwest Oregon. Journal of Forestry 101(2):8.