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    Author(s): Chad M. Hoffman; Brandon CollinsMike Battaglia
    Date: 2018
    Source: In: Manzello, S. L., ed. Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires. Springer, Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-51727-8_83-1.
    Publication Series: Book Chapter
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    The purposeful use of any silvicultural method, including mechanical methods, managed wildfire, prescribed fire, or a combination of approaches, to intentionally alter the fuel complex in such a way as to modify fire behavior and thereby minimize the potential negative impacts of future wildfires on ecosystem goods and services, cultural resources, and human communities.

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    Hoffman, Chad M.; Collins, Brandon; Battaglia, Mike. 2018. Wildland fuel treatments. In: Manzello, S. L., ed. Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires. Springer, Cham. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-51727-8_83-1.

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    fuel break, fuel hazard reduction treatments, fuel reduction treatment, hazardous fuel reduction treatment, shaded fuel break

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