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Characterizing hand-piled fuels

Author(s):

Paige C. Eagle
Cameron S. Balog

Year:

2010

Publication type:

Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Primary Station(s):

Pacific Northwest Research Station

Source:

Fire Management Today. Forest Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. 70(3) 16-18.

Description

Land managers throughout the West pile and burn surface fuels to mitigate fire hazard in dry forests. Whereas piling was historically conducted with heavy machinery following commercial harvesting operations, land managers are increasingly prescribing the use of hand piling and burning to treat surface fuels created by thinning and brush cutting. An estimate of the weight of the piled debris to be burned is necessary to assess potential smoke emissions and air quality impacts associated with this practice.

Citation

Wright, Clinton S.; Eagle, Paige C.; Balog, Cameron S. 2010. Characterizing hand-piled fuels. Fire Management Today. Forest Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. 3 p. 70(3) 16-18.

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https://www.fs.usda.gov/treesearch/pubs/37399