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Category: Ecological Research

Title: Fact Sheet: Managing Naturally Ignited Wildland Fire to Meet Fuel Reduction and Restoration Goals in Frequent-Fire Forests.

Author: Sensibaugh, M.B., * Huffman, D.W.

Subject: Wildfire, Fuel Reduction, Frequent Fire Forests

Abstract: Fire is a key process that has played a central role in structur-ing and regulating the function of forest ecosystems over mil-lennia. There is increasing inter-est in using fire, particularly nat-urally ignited wildland fires (Figure 1), to provide a cost-effective alternative, or comple-ment, to mechanical thinning. However, more information about the efficacy of wildfire providing ecological, economic, and social benefits is needed. This fact sheet provides a brief overview of policy guidelines, benefits, costs, and constraints for managing naturally ignited wildland fire in or-der to meet fuels reduction and restoration objectives.

Date: 2014

Type: Fact Sheet

Source: Ecological Restoration Institute Fact Sheet

Identifier: 3p.

Publisher: Ecological Restoration Institute

Format: PDF

Language: English