United States Department of Agriculture
A review, with literature citations, of current remote sensing technology, applications, and costs for wildland resource management, including collection, interpretation, and processing of data gathered through photographic and nonphotographic techniques for classification and mapping, interpretive information for specific applications, measurement of resource...
Water yield from forest and rangelands can be augmented by managing vegetation and snow to reduce evapotranspiration. Some arbitrary goals to increase water yield were chosen to illustrate the potential for increasing water yield, and treatments were hypothesized to get these increases.
Natural dead fuel loading in 62 undisturbed southwestern ponderosa pine stands averaged 21.9 tons per acre, 12.7 tons per acre ≤ 1-inch diameter. Sixteen mixed conifer stands averaged 44.1 tons per acre of dead fuel. Heavy humus loads contributed to loading of 22.2 tons per acre of fuels ≤ 1-inch diameter.