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We examined the impacts of post-fire salvage logging on regeneration, fuel accumulation, and understorey vegetation and assessed whether the effects of salvage logging differed between stands burned under moderate and high fire severity following the 2000 Jasper Fire in the Black Hills. In…
Author(s): Tara L Keyser, Fredrick W Smith, Wayne D. Shepperd
Keywords: exotic species, fuel load, mixed-severity, Pinus ponderosa, wildfire
Year: 2009
Fire hazard mitigation planning requires an accurate accounting of fuel complexes to predict potential fire behavior and effects of treatment alternatives. In the southeastern United States, rapid vegetation growth coupled with complex land use history and forest management options requires a…
Author(s): Anne G. Andreu, Dan Shea, Bernard R. Parresol, Roger D. Ottmar
Keywords: fuel characteristics, surface fire behavior, fuel reduction, fuel load, Fuel Characteristic Classification System, southeastern United States
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 27: 4–16
Year: 2012
Mechanical treatment and prescribed fire were used to restore a mixed conifer stand (Picea-Abies-Pinus) following mortality from an outbreak of Siberian moth (Dendrolimus superans sibiricus). Moth-killed stands often become dominated by Calamagrostis, a sod-forming grass. The large amount of woody…
Author(s): E.N. Valendik, J.C. Brissette, Ye. K. Kisilyakhov, R.J. Lasko, S.V. Verkhovets, S.T. Eubanks, I.V. Kosov, A. Yu. Lantukh
Keywords: Abies sibirica, coarse woody debris, dark coniferous forest, fuel load, Picea obovata, prescribed fire, Siberian moth, snag
Source: Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change. 11: 883-896.
Year: 2006
Increased fire size and frequency coupled with annual grass invasion pose major challenges to sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) ecosystem conservation, which is currently focused on protecting sagebrush community composition and structure. A common strategy for mitigating potential fire is to use fuel…
Author(s): L. M. Ellsworth, B. A. Newingham, S. E. Shaff, C. L. Williams, E. K. Strand, M. Reeves, D. A. Pyke, E. W. Schupp, J. C. Chambers
Keywords: Artemisia tridentata, Bromus tectorum, custom fuel model, FCCS, fire modeling, fuel breaks, Fuel Fire Tool, fuel load, Great Basin, herbicide, Fuel and Fire Tool, rangeland, SageSTEP
Source: Ecosphere. 13: e4064.
Year: 2022
Characterizing pre-fire fuel load and fuel consumption are critical for assessing fire behavior, fire effects, and smoke emissions. Two approaches for quantifying fuel load are airborne laser scanning (ALS) and the Fuel Characteristic Classification System (FCCS). The implementation of…
Author(s): T. Ryan McCarley, Andrew T. Hudak, Joseph C. Restaino, Michael Billmire, Nancy H. F. French, Roger D. Ottmar, Bridget Hass, Kyle Zarzana, Tristan Goulden, Rainer Volkamer
Keywords: airborne laser scanning (ALS), Fuel Characteristics Classification System, fuel load, fuel consumption
Source: Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 127: e2021JG006733.
Year: 2022
Surface fuel loads are highly variable in many wildland settings, which can have many important ecological effects, especially during a wildland fire. This variability is not well described by a single metric (e.g. mean load), so quantifying traits such as variability, continuity and spatial…
Author(s): Ian B. Moore, Brandon M. Collins, Daniel E. Foster, Ryan E. Tompkins, Jens Stevens, Scott L. Stephens
Keywords: fine fuels, woody debris, fuel load, fuel heterogeneity, fuel model, forest structure, mixed conifer, spatial variability
Source: International Journal of Wildland Fire. 30(12): 921-932
Year: 2021