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The national Fire and Fire Surrogate study: ecological consequences of fuel reduction methods in seasonally dry forestsAuthor(s): James McIver; Andrew Youngblood; Scott L. Stephens
Source: Ecological Applications
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
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This Invited Feature focuses on the U.S. national Fire and Fire Surrogate study (FFS), a multisite multidisciplinary research project that evaluates the ecological consequences of prescribed fire and its mechanical surrogates, treatments that are intended to reduce fire risk and restore resiliency in seasonally dry forests. The primary goal of the FFS study was to measure and compare the effectiveness and ecological consequences of commonly used fuel reduction treatments. The national Fire and Fire Surrogate study is providing answers to many of the important questions that surround the issues of fuel reduction and dry forest restoration and management.
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CitationMcIver, James; Stephens, Scott L.; Youngblood, Andrew. 2009. The national Fire and Fire Surrogate study: ecological consequences of fuel reduction methods in seasonally dry forests. Ecological Society of America. 19(2):283-284.
KeywordsDry forest restoration, forest policy, fuels management, ponderosa pine
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