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    Description

    Wildfires are natural disturbances in the western United States. Managing the resulting stands of dead and dying trees requires balancing conflicting priorities. Although these trees provide wildlife habitat and salvage logging revenue, they also pose public safety hazards.

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    Citation

    Watts, Andrea; Hood, Sharon; Smith, Sheri; Bush, Renate; Huynh, Maurice. 2019. Is that tree dead? Quantifying fire-killed trees to inform salvage and forest management. Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 36. Fort Collins, CO: Rocky Mountain Research Station. 11 p.

    Keywords

    wildfire, disturbance, forest management, tree mortality, salvage logging, First Order Fire Effects Model (FOFEM)

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