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Wildland fuel treatments

Formally Refereed
Authors: Chad M. Hoffman, Brandon Collins, Mike Battaglia
Year: 2018
Type: Book Chapter
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51727-8_83-1
Source: 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.

Abstract

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.

Keywords

fuel break, fuel hazard reduction treatments, fuel reduction treatment, hazardous fuel reduction treatment, shaded fuel break

Citation

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.
Citations
https://www.fs.usda.gov/research/treesearch/57128