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.
Type: Working Papers
Source: ERI - Working Papers
Identifier: Vol. 15, 8p.
Publisher: NAU Ecological Restoration Institute, http://www.eri.nau.edu