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Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; economic uses fact sheet 09: Mechanical treatment costs

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
Although fuel reduction treatments are widespread, there is great variability and uncertainty in the cost of conducting treatments. Researchers from the Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, have developed a model for estimating the per-acre cost for mechanical fuel reduction treatments.

Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; economic uses fact sheet 03: economic impacts of fuel treatments

Publications Posted on: August 01, 2018
With increased interest in reducing hazardous fuels in dry inland forests of the American West, agencies and the public will want to know the economic impacts of fuel reduction treatments. This fact sheet discusses the economic impact tool, a component of My Fuel Treatment Planner, for evaluating economic impacts. Other publications in this series

Data for National Fire and Fire Surrogate study: environmental effects of alternative fuel reduction treatments

Datasets Posted on: June 08, 2016
Comprised of 12 sites nationwide, the Fire and Fire Surrogates study (FFS) is a comprehensive interdisciplinary experiment designed to evaluate the economics and ecological consequences of alternative fuel reduction treatments in seasonally dry forests of the United States.

Fort Valley Experimental Forest

Experimental Forests and Ranges Posted on: September 09, 2015
The first Forest Service research facility established in the Nation, the Fort Valley Experimental Forest (formerly the Coconino Experiment Station) opened in August 1908. Researchers past and present at Fort Valley have studied natural and artificial regeneration, stand improvement, sample plots, climate—everything that might influence a tree throughout its life.

The efficacy of salvage logging in reducing subsequent fire severity in conifer-dominated forests of Minnesota, USA

Publications Posted on: August 31, 2011
Although primarily used to mitigate economic losses following disturbance, salvage logging has also been justified on the basis of reducing fire risk and fire severity; however, its ability to achieve these secondary objectives remains unclear.

Pre-fire treatment effects and post-fire forest dynamics on the Rodeo-Chediski burn area, Arizona

Publications Posted on: May 05, 2009
The 2002 Rodeo-Chediski fire was the largest wildfire in Arizona history at 189,000 ha (468,000 acres), and exhibited some of the most extreme fire behavior ever seen in the Southwest.

Chapter 10: Avian community responses to forest thinning and prescribed surface fire, alone and in combination

Publications Posted on: April 03, 2009
The U.S. Forest Service and other federal agencies treated more than 2.8 million ha of forested land between 2001 and 2003 under the Healthy Forest Restoration Act (USDA Forest Service 2004).