Project Name:Predicting fuels treatment effectiveness in the Bozeman Municipal Watershed
Abstract: Gallatin National Forest is the headwaters of streams from which Bozeman draws its municipal water. Large, high severity fires in these watersheds pose a threat to the quality of drinking water through the increase in sedimentation. The forest is preparing fuels treatments to reduce the probability of large, intense fires. FARSITE and FLAMMAP are being used to assess fire movement, size, and severity under current conditions and with several fuels treatment options. Additionally, Treatment Optimization Modeling will be conducted to compare modeled optimized treatments to proposed treatments.
Project Funding Source: FMI
Agency Contact: Tim Brickell, Gallatin NF
Completed : May 31, 2007
Products: No publication. Fire Behavior model runs and advising to Gallatin NF only.