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Examples of Hazardous Fuel Reduction

 
Ponderosa Pine and Douglas fir forest before treatment, which included thinning to reduce the number of trees to improve forest health and reduce the amount of flammable forest materials. Private land adjacent to the Bitterroot National Forest, Montana.
 
 
After treatment- Note less trees per acre and undergrowth, this often serves as a ladder for a ground fire to reach the treetops. Piles of brush will be removed. Private land adjacent to the Bitterroot National Forest Montana.
 
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