The purposeful use of any silvicultural method, including mechanical methods, managed wildfire, prescribed fire, or a combination of approaches, to intentionally alter the fuel complex in such a way as to modify fire behavior and thereby minimize the potential negative impacts of future wildfires on ecosystem goods and services, cultural resources, and human communities.
fuel hazard reduction treatments
fuel reduction treatment
hazardous fuel reduction treatment
shaded fuel break
Hoffman, Chad M.; Collins, Brandon; Battaglia, Mike. 2018. Wildland fuel treatments. In: Manzello, S. L., ed. Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires. Springer, Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-51727-8_83-1.