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Keyword: fuel treatment effectiveness

Characterizing fire effects on conifers at tree level from airborne laser scanning and high-resolution, multispectral satellite data

Publications Posted on: December 04, 2019
Post-fire assessment is made after a wildfire incident to provide details about damage level and its distribution over burned areas. Such assessments inform restoration plans and future monitoring of ecosystem recovery. Due to the high cost and time to conduct fieldwork, remote sensing is an appealing alternative to assess post-fire condition over larger areas than can be surveyed practically in the field.

Evaluating spatiotemporal tradeoffs under alternative fuel management and suppression policies: measuring returns on investment

Projects Posted on: February 15, 2019
The nexus of fuels management and suppression response planning integrates pre-season actions with wildland fire incident response.

Evaluating cost-effectiveness of multi-purpose fuel treatments in western dry mixed-conifer forest considering hazard, risk, longevity, and co-benefits

Projects Posted on: August 18, 2016
The research objective is to evaluate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a broad range of fuel treatment designs, patterned on treatments applied to dry mixed conifer forest, which address multiple components of resistance to fire in diverse forest settings. The project design accounts for fuel treatment longevity by considering and comparing the effectiveness and costs of treatment over a multi-decade planning horizon, addressing the challenge of rating cost-effectiveness in the context of multiple treatment and land management objectives, and providing a framework for assessing the stand-level effects of fuel treatment on fire behavior and resistance to fire.

Data supporting publication of fortifying the forest: thinning and burning increase resistance to a bark beetle outbreak and promote forest resilience

Datasets Posted on: June 08, 2016
This package contains data used for the publication "Fortifying the forest: thinning and burning increase resistance to a bark beetle outbreak and promote forest resilience" (Hood et al. 2016). This study includes measurements from 1996-2012 at the Lubrecht Fire-Fire Surrogate Study Site, which was established in 2000 and includes four treatments, an untreated control, prescribed burn, a thinning, and a thinning followed by prescribed burn.

Evaluating fuel treatment effectiveness at stand scales using STANDFIRE

Projects Posted on: March 27, 2015
Rocky Mountain Research Station scientists and their partners are conducting a project to explore what makes fuel treatments effective. The project, STANDFIRE, is a platform through which new fire science can be tested, assessed, and incorporated into fuel treatment analysis.