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    Author(s): H. Gyde Lund; George R. Fahnestock; John F. Wear
    Date: 1967
    Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-058. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 6 p
    Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Aerial color photography has shown promise for evaluating understory vegetation as a forest-fire fuel. Mapping understory vegetation from special aerial photography produced results reasonably similar to those obtained by an independent ground check. Differences in the methods used in the exploratory work prevented strict comparability, but agreement was close enough to suggest that further study would be fruitful. Perfection of photographic and interpretive techniques will improve ability to scout going fires and to map fuels for planning fire control systems. Information on visibility and trafficability in timber stands will be a side benefit.

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    Lund, H. Gyde; Fahnestock, George R.; Wear, John F. 1967. Aerial photo interpretation of understories in two Oregon oak stands. Res. Note PNW-RN-058. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 6 p

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