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Effectiveness of three post-fire rehabilitation treatments in the Colorado Front Range

Publications Posted on: November 07, 2016
Post-fire rehabilitation treatments are commonly implemented after high-severity wildfires, but few data are available about the efficacy of these treatments. This study assessed post-fire erosion rates and the effectiveness of seeding, straw mulching, and contour felling in reducing erosion after a June 2000 wildfire northwest of Loveland, Colorado.

Reducing post-fire runoff and sediment yields

Documents and Media Posted on: January 23, 2015
Agricultural straw, hydromulch (a matrix of organic fibers mixed with water that binds to soil), and wood shred or wood strand mulches increasingly are being used as postfire hillslope treatments. However, the differences in effectiveness in reducing measured runoff, sediment yields, and peak flow rates among these mulch treatments are not fully understood. Key Points:Document Type: Briefing Papers

Post-fire mulching for runoff and erosion mitigation; Part II: Effectiveness in reducing runoff and sediment yields from small catchments

Publications Posted on: April 29, 2013
Agricultural straw, hydromulch, and wood shred or wood strand mulches increasingly are being used as post-fire hillslope treatments, but the differences in effectiveness among these mulch treatments are not fully understood.

Using QuickBird imagery to detect cover and spread of post-fire straw mulch after the 2006 Tripod Fire, Washington, USA

Publications Posted on: April 25, 2011
Agricultural straw mulch is a commonly applied treatment for protecting resources at risk from runoff and erosion events after wildfires. High-resolution QuickBird satellite imagery was acquired after straw mulch was applied on the 2006 Tripod Fire in Washington. We tested whether the imagery was suitable for remotely assessing the areal coverage of the straw mulch treatment.

Post-fire treatment effectiveness for hillslope stabilization

Publications Posted on: August 03, 2010
This synthesis of post-fire treatment effectiveness reviews the past decade of research, monitoring, and product development related to post-fire hillslope emergency stabilization treatments, including erosion barriers, mulching, chemical soil treatments, and combinations of these treatments.