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Fuel reduction in residential and scenic forests: A comparison of three treatments in a western Montana ponderosa pine standAuthor(s): Joe H. Scott
Source: Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-5. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 19 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThree contrasting thinning treatments to reduce fire hazard were implemented in a 100-year-old ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir (Pinus ponderosa/Pseudotsuga menzesii) stand on the Lolo National Forest, MT. All treatments included a commercial thinning designed to reduce crown fuels and provide revenue to offset costs. The treatments are outlined as follows: 1. Minimum impact: light commercial thinning from below, with slash hand-piled and burned. 2. Revenue production: moderate commercial thinning from above, whole-tree harvest. 3. Forest restoration: moderate commercial thinning from below, with broadcast burn.
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CitationScott, Joe H. 1998. Fuel reduction in residential and scenic forests: A comparison of three treatments in a western Montana ponderosa pine stand. Res. Pap. RMRS-RP-5. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 19 p.
Keywordsfuel reduction, fire hazard, thinning treatments, Lolo National Forest, Montana, ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa, Douglas-fir, Pseudotsuga menzesii
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