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High severity wildfire can make watersheds susceptible to accelerated erosion, which impedes resource recovery and threatens life, property, and infrastructure in downstream human communities. Land managers often use mitigation measures on the burned hillside slopes to reduce postfire sediment…
Author(s): Pete Wohlgemuth, Jan Beyers, Pete Robichaud
Keywords: wildfire, erosion control, hydromulch
Source: In: Medley, Nicolas; Patterson, Glenn; Parker, Melanie J., eds. 2011. Observing, studying, and managing for change—Proceedings of the Fourth Interagency Conference on Research in the Watersheds. Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5169. Reston, VA: U.S. Geological Survey. pp. 162-167
Year: 2011
This synthesis of post-fire treatment effectiveness reviews the past decade of research, monitoring, and product development related to post-fire hillslope emergency stabilization treatments, including erosion barriers, mulching, chemical soil treatments, and combinations of these treatments. In…
Author(s): Peter R. Robichaud, Louise E. Ashmun, Bruce D. Sims
Keywords: BAER, contour-felled logs, hydromulch, LEB, straw mulch, PAM, wood shreds, wood strands
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-240. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 62 p.
Year: 2010
Agricultural straw, hydromulch, and wood shred or wood strand mulches increasingly are being used as post-fire hillslope treatments, but the differences in effectiveness among these mulch treatments are not fully understood. Following the 2002 Hayman fire in central Colorado and the 2003 Cedar fire…
Author(s): Peter R. Robichaud, Joseph W. Wagenbrenner, Sarah A. Lewis, Louise E. Ashmun, Robert E. Brown, Peter M. Wohlgemuth
Keywords: straw mulch, hydromulch, post-fire recovery, treatment effectiveness
Source: Catena. 105: 93-111.
Year: 2013
Mulch treatments often are used to mitigate post-fire increases in runoff and erosion rates but the comparative effectiveness of various mulches is not well established. The ability of mulch treatments to reduce sediment yields from natural rainfall and resulting overland flow was measured using…
Author(s): Peter R. Robichaud, Sarah A. Lewis, Joseph W. Wagenbrenner, Louise E. Ashmun, Robert E. Brown
Keywords: post-fire rehabilitation, wheat straw mulch, wood strand mulch, hydromulch, seeding, needle cast
Source: Catena. 105: 75-92.
Year: 2013
Post-fire mulch and seeding treatments, often applied on steep, severely burned slopes immediately after large wildfires, are meant to reduce the potential of erosion and establishment of invasive plants, especially non-native plants, that could threaten values at risk. However, the effects of…
Author(s): Penelope Morgan, Marshell Moy, Christine A. Droske, Leigh B. Lentile, Sarah A. Lewis, Peter R. Robichaud, Andrew T. Hudak
Keywords: burned area emergency response, hydromulch, invasive species, post-fire rehabilitation, seeding, species diversity, wheat straw mulch, wood strand mulch
Source: Fire Ecology. 10(3): 49-62.
Year: 2014