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    Author(s): Patrick D. Miles; Kenneth E. Skog; Wayne D. Shepperd; Elizabeth D. Reinhardt; Roger D. Fight
    Date: 2006
    Source: In: Proceedings of the sixth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2004 September 21-24; Denver, CO. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-70. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. 126p.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Washington Office
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    The Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program has produced estimates of the extent and composition of the Nation?s forests for several decades. FIA data have been used with a flexible silvicultural thinning option, a fire hazard model for preharvest and postharvest fire hazard assessment, a harvest economics model, and geospatial data to produce a Web-based tool to assess fuel treatment opportunities at a strategic level. This tool, the Fuel Treatment Evaluator, was used in this study to show how to identify potential fuel treatment hotspots in the Western United States.

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    Miles, Patrick D.; Skog, Kenneth E.; Shepperd, Wayne D.; Reinhardt, Elizabeth D.; Fight, Roger D. 2006. Broad-Scale Assessment of Fuel Treatment Opportunities. In: Proceedings of the sixth annual forest inventory and analysis symposium; 2004 September 21-24; Denver, CO. Gen. Tech. Rep. WO-70. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service. 126p.

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