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Category: General Publications

Title: Working Paper 15: Effects of Forest Thinning Treatments on Fire Behavior

Author: * Lowe, K.

Subject: Tree thinning, Fire behavior

Abstract: One of the goals of restoration in southwestern ponderosa pine ecosystems is to reduce the risk of unnaturally severe wildfires. Many factors influence fire behavior including drought, topography, insect infestation, and weather but fuels are the only factor that people can realistically manage. This publication summarizes what is known about restoration treatment effects on fire behavior in ponderosa pine forests, and suggests treatment options that can alter future fire behavior.

Date: 2006

Type: Working Papers

Source: ERI - Working Papers

Identifier: Vol. 15, 8p.

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

Format: PDF

Language: English