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RMRS-RN-62: A comprehensive guide to fuel management practices for dry mixed conifer forests in the northwestern United States: Prescribed fire


Citation: Jain, Theresa B.; Battaglia, Mike A.; Han, Han-Sup; Graham, Russell T.; Keyes, Christopher R.; Fried, Jeremy S.; Sandquist, Jonathan E. 2014. A comprehensive guide to fuel management practices for dry mixed conifer forests in the northwestern United States: Prescribed fire. Res. Note RMRS-RN-62. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.

Abstract: Fire has had a profound historical role in shaping dry mixed conifer forests in the western United States. However, the uncertainty and complexity of prescribed fires raises the question “Is fire always the best option for treating fuels?” The decision to use prescribed fire is dependent upon several factors.

Keywords: fuel management, prescribed fire, dry mixed conifer forests

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USDA Forest Service - Rocky Mountain Research Station Publications
Publish Date: March 31, 2014
Last Modified: March 31, 2014

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