RMRS Air, Water, & Aquatic Environments Science Program Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems

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Rocky Mountain Research Station Home > Science Program Areas > Air, Water and Aquatics > Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems > Syntheses and Topics > Management Actions

 

Fire and Aquatic Ecosystems Syntheses and Topic:

 

Management Actions


Management Actions on public lands involves pre-fire treatments, direct responses to wildland fire, and post-fire treatments or rehabilitation.  At each stage fire management activities are likely to affect aquatic ecosystems with outcomes somewhere along a continuum from detrimental to benign.  A broad-scale, integrated approach to identifying hazards and risks from wildland fire could enable land managers to allocate precious resources in a manner most likely to produce resilient forests, capable of absorbing the effects of wildland fire without long-term negative impacts to resources.  While “watch it burn” is not the answer for all forests, it is likely ample opportunity exists to use wildland fire.  This section will present alternatives to containment and suppression-based forest management that allow for increased reliance on wildland fire. 

Section Lead: Matt Dare, mdare [at] fs.fed.us, 208.373.4371

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