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Relations between certain slash and forest floor moisture contents and the applicable estimated time lag fuel moistures of the National Fire Danger Rating System were investigated for 1-year-old jack pine fuel types in northeastern Minnesota and central Lower Michigan. Only approximate estimates…
Author(s): Robert M. Loomis, William A. Main
Keywords: forest fuels, fire hazard
Source: Research Paper NC-189. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station
Year: 1980
The relative severity of recent fire seasons has led to numerous debates about the health, associated fire hazards, and effectiveness of fuel reduction treatments in forests across the United States. Scientific analyses of forest inventories offer policy makers and other interested parties…
Author(s): USDA Forest Service
Keywords: fuel loadings, fuel-reductions, fire hazard, BIOSum, Montana, Oregon
Source: Collection of articles from Journal of Forestry. 101(2):6 p.
Year: 2003
This work was undertaken under a joint fire science project "Assessing the need, costs, and potential benefits of prescribed fire and mechanical treatments to reduce fire hazard." This paper compares the future mix of timber products under two treatment scenarios for the state of Montana. We…
Author(s): R. James Barbour, Roger D. Fight, Glenn A. Christensen, Guy L. Pinjuv, Rao V. Nagubadi
Keywords: Wood products, thinning, fire hazard, financial return, Montana
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-606. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 78 p
Year: 2004
This work was undertaken under a joint fire science project "Assessing the need, costs, and potential benefits of prescribed fire and mechanical treatments to reduce fire hazard." This paper compares the future mix of timber projects under two treatment scenarios for New Mexico.We developed and…
Author(s): Roger D. Fight, R. James Barbour, Glenn Christensen, Guy L. Pinjuv, Rao V. Nagubadi
Keywords: Wood products, thinning, fire hazard, financial return, New Mexico
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-605. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 48 p
Year: 2004
Portions of forest ecosystems in eastern Oregon and Washington are in poor health, are not meeting societies expectations, and have elevated hazard for fire, insects, and disease. Diversity in stream habitats and associated fisheries has declined over the last several decades in several drainage…
Author(s): Richard L. Everett
Keywords: Restoration, forest health, ecosystem processes, disturbance effects, ecosystem management, insects, disease, fire hazard
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-330. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 123 p. (Everett, Richard L., assessment team leader; Eastside forest ecosystem health assessment; volume IV.)
Year: 1994
Many managers and policymakers guided by the National Environmental Policy Act process want to understand the scientific principles on which they can base fuel treatments for reducing the size and severity of wildfires. These Forest Structure and Fire Hazard fact sheets discuss how to estimate fire…
Author(s): Rocky Mountain Research Station USDA Forest Service
Keywords: fuels planning, fuels management, fire, NEPA, forest structure, fire hazard, silviculture
Source: Res. Note RMRS-RN-22-1. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.
Year: 2004
Fire hazard reflects the potential fire behavior and magnitude of effects as a function of fuel conditions. This fact sheet discusses crown fuels, surface fuels, and ground fuels and their contribution and involvement in wildland fire.Other…
Author(s): Rocky Mountain Research Station USDA Forest Service
Keywords: fuels planning, fuels management, fire, fire hazard, fuel conditions
Source: Res. Note RMRS-RN-22-2. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.
Year: 2004
Fire, in conjunction with landforms and climate, shapes the structure and function of forests throughout the Western United States, where millions of acres of forest lands contain accumulations of flammable fuel that are much higher than historical conditions owing to various forms of fire…
Author(s): David L. Peterson, Morris C. Johnson, James K. Agee, Theresa B. Jain, Donald McKenzie, Elizabeth D. Reinhardt
Keywords: Crown fire, fire hazard, forest structure, fuel treatments, prescribed burning, silviculture, thinning
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-628. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 30 p
Year: 2005
This paper documents methods for assessing the potential effects of variable-intensity management in late-successional reserves (LSRs) and provides an example (the Gotchen LSR) from the Cascade Range in eastern Washington. The Gotchen LSR study investigates changes in forest vegetation associated…
Author(s): Susan Stevens Hummel, R. James Barbour, Paul F. Hessburg, John F. Lehmkuhl
Keywords: Forest reserves, northern spotted owl, restoration silviculture, habitat management, western spruce budworm, fire hazard
Source: Res. Note PNW-RN-531. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 25 p
Year: 2001
The Guide to Fuel Treatments analyzes a range of potential silvicultural thinnings and surface fuel treatments for 25 representative dry-forest stands in the Western United States. The guide provides quantitative guidelines and visualization for treatment based on scientific principles identified…
Author(s): Rocky Mountain Research Station USDA Forest Service
Keywords: fuels planning, fuel treatments, dry forests, fire hazard, surface fuel treatments
Source: Res. Note RMRS-RN-22-6. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.
Year: 2005
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