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Wildfire, research, and a climate stationAuthor(s): Ward McCaughey
Source: In: Ritter, Sharon, ed. EcoReport. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. p. 5, 15.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionIn August, the human-caused Tin Cup Fire took off a few miles to the north of where the Fire Sciences Laboratory crew was busy collecting fuels data on the Trapper Bunkhouse study site west of Darby. The fire demonstrated how quickly wildfire can escape initial attack in untreated stands, especially under extremely dry conditions, and how treated areas helped moderate fire intensities, especially important around homes. These kinds of treatments are a goal of the Trapper Bunkhouse Land Stewardship Project where BEMRP is conducting research to document the ecological effects as well as the effectiveness of fuel treatments in the wildland-urban interface.
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CitationMcCaughey, Ward. 2008. Wildfire, research, and a climate station. In: Ritter, Sharon, ed. EcoReport. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project. p. 5, 15.
KeywordsBEMRP, Bitterroot Ecosystem Management Research Project
- BEMRP: Conducting research, sharing results
- Using models to provide a virtual test of forest treatments
- Understanding forest ecology from the landscape to the project level
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