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Fuel mapping for the futureAuthor(s): C.W. Woodall; G.R. Holden; J.S. Vissage
Source: Fire Management Notes 64:2, Spring 2004 19-21
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionThe large wildland fires that raged during the 2000 and 2002 fire seasons highlighted the need for a nationwide strategic assessment of forest fuels. The lack of a nationally consistent and comprehensive inventory of forest fuels has hindered large-scale assessments- essential for effective fuel hazard management and monitoring reduction treatments. Data from the USDA Forest Service?s enhanced Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program is key to creating fuel maps to improve large-scale assessments.
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CitationWoodall, C.W.; Holden, G.R.; Vissage, J.S. 2004. Fuel mapping for the future. Fire Management Notes 64:2, Spring 2004 19-21
KeywordsDown woody material, GIS, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA), fuel maps
- Attributes of down woody materials in hardwood forests of the Eastern United States
- Measurement repeatability of a large-scale inventory of forest fuels
- Using fine-scale fuel measurements to assess wildland fuels, potential fire behavior and hazard mitigation treatments in the southeastern USA
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