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How did prefire treatments affect the Biscuit Fire?

Author(s):

Crystal Raymond

Year:

2005

Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Pacific Northwest Research Station

Source:

Fire Management Today. 65(2): 18-22

Description

Most scientific literature supports forest thinning to reduce the severity of wildland fires, but the effectiveness of thinning in modifying fire behavior has not been well documented. The Biscuit Fire of 2002 offered a great opportunity to study the effects of mechanical thinning on fire behavior during a megafire.

Citation

Raymond, Crystal, Peterson, David L. 2005. How did prefire treatments affect the Biscuit Fire?. Fire Management Today. 65(2): 18-22

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