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Bioenergy from trees: using cost-effective thinning to reduce forest fire hazardsAuthor(s): Marie Oliver; Jeremy Fried; Jamie Barbour
Source: Science Findings 117. 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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DescriptionIncreasingly large and severe wildfires threaten millions of forested acres throughout the West. Under certain conditions, mechanical thinning can address these hazardous conditions while providing opportunitiesto create renewable energy and reduce our carbon footprint but how do land managers decide whether thinning is a good idea? How do they decide where to begin, and what to do with the removed trees? Prioritizing treatment areas and determining the most effective techniques for fuel hazard reduction depends on various factors such as owner objectives, forest types, and the availability of processing facilities.
Based on science by Jeremy Fried, and Jamie Barbour
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CitationOliver, Marie. 2009. Bioenergy from trees: using cost-effective thinning to reduce forest fire hazards. Science Findings 117. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 5 p.
KeywordsJeremy Fried, Jamie Barbour
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