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RMRS-GTR-105: Coarse woody debris: managing benefits and fire hazard in the recovering forest


Brown, James K.; Reinhardt, Elizabeth D.; Kramer, Kylie A. 2003. Coarse woody debris: managing benefits and fire hazard in the recovering forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-105. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 16 p.

Management of coarse woody debris following fire requires consideration of its positive and negative values. The ecological benefits of coarse woody debris and fire hazard considerations are summarized. This paper presents recommendations for desired ranges of coarse woody debris. Example simulations illustrate changes in debris over time and with varying management.

Keywords: fuel, salvage, snags, reburn, Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator


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Title: RMRS-GTR-105: Coarse woody debris: managing benefits and fire hazard in the recovering forest
Electronic Publish Date: September 26, 2003
Last Update:
August 18, 2008

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