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Alternative Fuel Reduction Treatments in the Gunflint Corridor of the Superior National Forest: Second year results and sampling recommendationsAuthor(s): Daniel W. Gilmore; Douglas N. Kastendick; John C. Zasada; Paula J. Anderson
Source: Res. Note NC-381. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 8 p.
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionFuel loadings need to be considered in two ways: 1) the total fuel loadings of various size classes and 2) their distribution across a site. Fuel treatments in this study affected both. We conclude that 1) mechanical treatments of machine piling and salvage logging reduced fine and heavy fuel loadings and 2) prescribed fire was successful in reducing fine fuel loadings (fuels less than 3 inches in diameter) but less successful than salvage logging and mechanical piling in reducing heavy fuel loadings (fuels greater than 3 inches diameter).
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CitationGilmore, Daniel W.; Kastendick, Douglas N.; Zasada, John C.; Anderson, Paula J. 2003. Alternative Fuel Reduction Treatments in the Gunflint Corridor of the Superior National Forest: Second year results and sampling recommendations. Res. Note NC-381. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station. 8 p.
KeywordsFuel reduction, prescribed burn, salvage harvest, silviculture, wind disturbance.
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