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An experimental prescribed burn to reduce fuel hazard in chaparralAuthor(s): Lisle R. Green
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-216. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 6 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe feasibility of reducing fuel hazard in chaparral during safe weather conditions was studied in an experimental prescribed burn in southern California. Burning was done under fuel and weather conditions when untreated brush would not bum readily. Preparatory treatment included smashing of brush on strips with a bulldozer, and reduction of moisture content of leaves and fine twigs with a desiccant. Seventy percent of green fuels were consumed by the fire. Costs per acre for the treatments were about $13.50.
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CitationGreen, Lisle R. 1970. An experimental prescribed burn to reduce fuel hazard in chaparral. Res. Note PSW-RN-216. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 6 p
Keywordschaparral, fuel hazard reduction, prescribed burning, southern California
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