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Category: Ecological Research

Title: Working Paper 04: Fuels Treatments and Forest Restoration: An Analysis of Benefits

Author: * Friederici, P.G.

Subject: Fuels, Ecological Restoration, Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa)

Abstract: In contemporary ponderosa pine forests throughout the Southwest the need to thin dense stands in order to reduce the risk of catastrophic fires has become evident. Numerous thinning prescriptions have been implemented. While many prescriptions focus solely on lowering fire risk by removing ladder fuels and reducing crown connectivity, others explicitly aim to alter both forest structure and functioning. This publication examines the benefits of restoration treatments that can lower fire dangerwhile also increasing the overall biological diversity and long-term health of treatment areas.

Date: 2003

Type: Working Papers

Source: ERI Working Papers

Identifier: Vol. 4, 8p.

Publisher: NAU Ecological Restoration Institute, http://www.eri.nau.edu

Format: PDF

Language: English