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Pacific Southwest Research Station
Tahoe Science Projects supported by SNPLMA
Modeling Management Influence on Wildfire Under Future Climatic Conditions
Researchers are using a process-based model and a range of climate-change scenarios to model tree and stand growth for the Tahoe basin. They will then use these growth rates to model the influence of structural treatments on fire risk and fire spread under different carbon dioxide scenarios. The results will determine which fuel treatments reduce the risk of catastrophic fire and best meet location-specific goals.
Full Title: Modeling the influence of management actions on fire risk and spread under future climatic conditions
Sites and Modeling Steps (see diagram)
Augment existing forest stand inventory data by randomly installing a total of 80 plots, including ten 28.2-m fixed-radius plots (0.25 ha), stratified across the eight coniferous forest community types that occur at or below the elevation of the red fir community type.
Timeframe: July 2008 through December 2011 (3.5 years)
Expected date of final products: August 2011.
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