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    Author(s): Jonathan. Thompson
    Date: 2008
    Source: Science Findings 102. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p
    Publication Series: Science Findings
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Description

    The threat from wildland fire continues to grow across many regions of the Western United States. Drought, urbanization, and a buildup of fuels over the last century have contributed to increasing wildfire risk to property and highly valued natural resources. Fuel treatments, including thinning overly dense forests to reduce fuel and lower fire risk, have become a priority for land managers. Planning fuel treatments on public lands is a complicated problem. Treatments must address multiple management objectives that are often conflicting and burdened with regulatory constraints.

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    Citation

    Thompson, Jonathan. 2008. Forests at risk: integrating risk science into fuel management strategies. Science Findings 102. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p

    Keywords

    Risk management, fire risk, fuel treatments

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