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After fire: A synthesis and toolkit to help resource managers, communities, and landowners plan for and mitigate secondary fire effects

Posted date: July 16, 2019
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Authors: Driscoll, Katelyn P.; Friggens, Megan M.;
Document type: Briefing Papers


Wildfires, an important natural disturbance in southwestern ecosystems, can present challenges to resource managers, communities, and private landowners when they burn areas subject to post-fire flooding and erosion. Many government agencies and research institutions have developed science and management tools for estimating post-fire effects and mitigating risks in burned landscapes. We assessed the utility of currently available tools and resources for application on non-federal lands and by non-federal user groups.