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1. In their analysis of the effect of suppression strategies on federal wildland fire expenditures, Gebert and Black found that mixed resource benefit fires:

a) Were statistically more expensive than fires managed with more aggressive strategies because the fires lasted so long.
b) Were statistically less expensive than fires managed with more aggressive strategies because the fires were safer for firefighters.
c) Might save money, but due to high variation and small sample size, the results were statistically insignificant.
2. The Gebert and Black study results show that less aggressive fire suppression strategies lead to more acres burned today. The results also indicate that, on average, less aggressive wildfire suppression strategies lead to:
a) Higher suppression costs today due to the length of time the fires burn.
b) Higher or lower costs, depending upon the metric used - cost per acre, cost per day, or cost per fire.
c) Lower future suppression costs due to the ecological advantages.

3. According to the analysis by Gordon et al. it is critical that managers identify and implement wildfire mitigation strategies that consider:

a) The financial and economic risks to private property in the community.
b) The long-term ecological consequences to the land surrounding the community.
c) The multiple dimensions of community risk.

4. According to the article by Gordon et al., fire plans must address place-based attributes. What is one of the best ways natural resources and wildfire risk managers can do this?

a) Distribute written information that thoroughly explains the biophysical factors and the complexity of community wildfire risk.
b) Work with residents in identifying and communicating risk and designing mitigation programs through social learning.
c) Hold public meetings with videos of past wildfires in the state.

5. According to the article by Moore et al., it appears that landowners and managers believed most disadvantages of forest certification for both SFI and FSC systems focus on:

a) Cost issues -the public, social, or forestry issues were not important.
b) Public disclosure issues - the cost, social and forestry issues were not important.
c) Social issues -the cost, public disclosure and forestry issues were not important.
6. Between 1980 and 2005, over 23 million acres in the Northern Forest were involved in land sales, a figure just shy of the total area the forest itself encompasses. In their study, Daigle et al. found that new landowners in the region are:
a) More likely to restrict recreational access than longer term landowners.
b) Less likely to restrict recreational access than longer term landowners.
c) No more likely to restrict recreational access than longer term landowners.

7. In the Daigle et al. study, landowners in the Northern Forest region who were most likely to prohibit free public access for outdoor recreation on their land listed what as their primary management goal?

a) Nature protection.
b) Recreation.
c) Timber/forest products.
8. According to Hilker et al., foliage distribution function observed from terrestrial LiDAR are most likely to be different from those observed from airborne LiDAR because of the:
a) Different point densities of the TLS and ALS.
b) Differences in the laser wavelength.
c) Different perspective of the observer.

9. In their study of potential overestimation of carbon sequestration, Zheng et al. found that percentages of the area of WUI in relation to total land area (including inland water) in northern New England ranged approximately from:

a) 2%-47%.
b) 10% - 40%.
c) 23% - 52%..
10. Zheng et al. suggest that remotely sensed land cover data alone at moderate resolution:
a) May not proportionally reflect housing development within forestlands on both temporal and spatial dimensions.
b) Generally are adequate for detecting housing development in the intermix WUI.
c) Can almost always provide accurate estimation in forest carbon sequestration.