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Wildland fuel treatmentsAuthor(s): Chad M. Hoffman; Brandon Collins; Mike Battaglia
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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DescriptionThe 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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CitationHoffman, 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.
Keywordsfuel break, fuel hazard reduction treatments, fuel reduction treatment, hazardous fuel reduction treatment, shaded fuel break
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