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A considerable amount of small-diameter, branched, or curved timber is currently left standing, bucked and left on the ground, chipped, or burned after logging or thinning operations. Most North American mills are not equipped to handle this low-value material. In many areas of the western United…
Author(s): John F. Hunt, Hongmei Gu, Philip Walsh, Jerrold E. Winandy
Keywords: Wood-based, structural, small-diameter, forest fuel, fuel reduction, composite, thermal softening, microwave heating
Source: Research Note FPL-RN-0296. Madison, WI: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory. 4 p.
Year: 2005
Data from two comprehensive FIA inventories will make possible the first national assessment of fuel loadings.
Author(s): Christopher W. Woodall
Keywords: FIA, inventory, fire, fuel reduction, environmental management, forest, forest management, forest resources, forestry, forestry research, forestry science, natural resources, natural resource management
Source: Journal of Forestry. 101(2):4-5(2)
Year: 2003
A uniform forest inventory was recently completed across all ownerships in Montana.
Author(s): Carl E. Fiedler, Charles E. Keegan, Todd A. Morgan, Christopher W. Woodall
Keywords: FIA, inventory, fuel reduction, environmental management, forest, forest management, forest resources, forestry, forestry research, forestry science, natural resources, natural resource management
Source: Journal of Forestry. 101(2):p. 7 (1)
Year: 2003
The BioSum modeling framework estimates biomass availability, financial returns, and fuel treatment efficacy associated with silvicultural prescriptions.
Author(s): Jeremy S. Fried, R. (Jamie) Barbour, Roger Fight
Keywords: inventory, fire, fuel reduction, environmental management, forest, forest management, forest resources, forestry, forestry research, forestry science, natural resources, natural resource management
Source: Journal of Forestry. 101(2):p. 8(1).
Year: 2003
Natural ponderosa pine fuels can be safely burned with air temperatures between 55° and 75°
Author(s): Michael G. Harrington
Keywords: fuel reduction, hazard reduction, burning prescription, Pinus ponderosa var. arizonica
Source: Res. Note RM-RN-402. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 7 p.
Year: 1981
Approximately 1.85 million acres of commercialtimberland in large private and Federal holdings were prescription burned in the South during 1975.At least an additional 298,000 acres of wild land were burned for wildlife habitat and range improvement.Thus, in excess of 2.15 million acres of total…
Author(s): Ragnar W. Johansen, William H. McNab
Keywords: Fire management, site preparation, fuel reduction
Source: Res. Note SE-316. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 4 p.
Year: 1982
Knowing the cost of fuel reduction treatments and associated activities, such as hauling cut trees, is essential for fire and fuels planning. This fact sheet explores the main factors that determine the cost of hauling cut trees and points the user to an interactive tool that can help plan for…
Author(s): Rocky Mountain Research Station USDA Forest Service
Keywords: fuels planning, fuels management, fire, fuel reduction, cut trees
Source: Res. Note RMRS-RN-20-2. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.
Year: 2004
This assessment characterizes, at a regional scale, forest biomass that can potentially be removed to implement the fuel reduction and ecosystem restoration objectives of the National Fire Plan for the Western United States. The assessment area covers forests on both public and private ownerships…
Author(s): USDA Forest Service, Bob Rummer, Jeff Prestemon, Dennis May, Pat Miles, John Vissage, Ron McRoberts, Greg Liknes, Wayne D. Shepperd, Dennis Ferguson, William Elliot, Sue Miller, Steve Reutebuch, Jamie Barbour, Jeremy Fried, Bryce Stokes, Edward Bilek, Ken Skog
Keywords: assessment, biomass, fuel reduction, inventory
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-149. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 17 p.
Year: 2005
Growing human populations have led to the expansion of the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) across the southeastern United States. The juxtaposition of buildings, infrastructure. and forests in the WUI creates challenges for natural resource managers. The presence of flammable vegetation. high rates…
Author(s): Michael C. Wimberly, Yangjian Zhang, John A. Stanturf
Keywords: Wildland-urban interface (WUI), geographic information systems (GIS), spatial modeling, wildfire risk, fuel reduction, prescribed fire
Source: Computer Applications in Sustainable Forest Management: Including perspectives on Collaboration and integration: 201-222
Year: 2006
Many fire-dependent forests today are denser, contain fewer large trees, have higher fuel loads, and greater fuel continuity than occurred under historical fire regimes. These conditions increase the probability of unnaturally severe wildfires. Silviculturists are increasingly being asked to design…
Author(s): Andrew Youngblood, Kerry L. Metlen, Eric E. Knapp, Kenneth W. Outcalt, Scott L. Stephens, Thomas A. Waldrop, Daniel Yaussy
Keywords: fire and fire surrogate study, fuel reduction, overstory-understory interactions, meta-analysis
Source: In: Peterson, Charles E.; Maguire, Douglas, A., eds. Balancing ecosystem values: innovative experiments for sustainable forestry: proceedings of a conference. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-635. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station: 315-321.
Year: 2005
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