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Pacific Southwest Research Station
800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
Tahoe Science Projects supported by SNPLMA
Developing fuels treatments for balancing fuel reduction, soil exposure, and potential for erosion in the Tahoe Basin
Final Report [pdf]
Please contact Dr. Andrew Stubblefield with questions regarding the reports.
The goal of this project was to understand erosion thresholds and determine the optimal levels of surface fuel retention from fuels treatments that maximize fire hazard and fire severity reduction goals while minimizing the threat of erosion and sedimentation. The project also examined the mechanisms by which burn patchiness (including sediment capture in islands of unburned fuel) can be created even under the current high fuel loading and fuel continuity in Tahoe Basin forests by linking fuel moisture with timing of prescribed fire, and the pattern of the resulting burn.
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