Coarse woody debris: managing benefits and fire hazard in the recovering fores

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Category: Ecological Research

Title: Coarse Woody Debris: Managing Benefits and Fire Hazard in the Recovering Forest

Author: Brown, J.K. , Reinhardt, E.D. , Kramer, K.A.

Subject: Fuels

Abstract: Management of coarse woody debris following fire requires consideration of its positive and negative values. The ecological benefits of coarse woody debris and fire hazard considerations are summarized. This paper presents recommendations for desired ranges of coarse woody debris. Example simulations illustrate changes in debris over time and with varying management.

Date: 2003

Type: Report

Source: General Technical Report

Identifier: RM-GTR-105

Publisher: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station

Format: PDF

Language: English