USDA Forest Service

Pacific Southwest Research Station
Pacific Southwest
Research Station

800 Buchanan Street
Albany, CA 94710-0011
(510) 883-8830
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Research Topics

Vegetation Management: Fuel Reduction

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Long Term Soil Productivity

Fuel Reduction

Use of prescribed fire to reduce fuel buildup can be problematic because of air quality concerns, problems with weed invasions after fire, and fire induced loss of ecosystem carbon and soil nutrients. Research findings from studying fuel reduction alternatives at the forest-urban interface can help guide managerial decisions about fuel treatments. More about this topic.

Research is being conducted by:
Ecology and Management of Western Forests Influenced by Mediterranean Climate (RWU-4155)

Last Modified: Mar 28, 2013 03:34:02 PM