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INT-GTR-205: Appraising fuels and flammability in western aspen: a prescribed fire guide


Brown, James K.; Simmerman, Dennis G. 1986. Appraising fuels and flammability in western aspen: a prescribed fire guide. General Technical Report INT-205. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 48 p.

Describes a method for appraising fuels and fire behavior potential in aspen forests to guide the use of prescribed fire and the preparation of fire prescriptions. Includes an illustrated classification of aspen fuels; appraisals of fireline intensity, rate of spread, adjective ratings for fire behavior and probability of burn success; and evaluations of seasonal change in live fuel moisture contents.

Keywords: fuel moisture, fire behavior, fuel model, fire effects, community type


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Title: INT-GTR-205: Appraising fuels and flammability in western aspen: a prescribed fire guide
Publish Date: May 21, 2009
Last Update:
May 21, 2009

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