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    Author(s): Stephen S. Sackett
    Date: 1979
    Source: Research Paper RM-213
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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    Natural dead fuel loading in 62 undisturbed southwestern ponderosa pine stands averaged 21.9 tons per acre, 12.7 tons per acre ≤ 1-inch diameter. Sixteen mixed conifer stands averaged 44.1 tons per acre of dead fuel. Heavy humus loads contributed to loading of 22.2 tons per acre of fuels ≤ 1-inch diameter.

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    Sackett, Stephen S. 1979. Natural fuel loadings in ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests of the Southwest. Research Paper RM-213. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 16 p.

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