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Keyword: cumulative effects

Effects of fuel management practices on water quality

Publications Posted on: January 12, 2010
Fuel management practices in the Rocky Mountain region may include prescribed fire, timber harvesting (patch cuts, thinning, high-grading, or selective lo

Fuel management and water yield

Publications Posted on: January 12, 2010
There have been numerous studies worldwide demonstrating that changes in forest density can cause a change in water yield.

Cumulative effects of fuel treatments on channel erosion and mass wasting

Publications Posted on: January 12, 2010
Controversy over fuel treatments on public forestlands often focuses on the potential for such treatments to contribute to cumulative watershed impacts.

Fuel management and erosion

Publications Posted on: January 12, 2010
As the severity and extent of wildfires increase, efforts to reduce forest densities on public lands by thinning and prescribed burning also are increasin

Tools for fuel management

Publications Posted on: January 12, 2010
Fuels management is an active term.

Fuel management in forests of the Inland West

Publications Posted on: January 12, 2010
Recent estimates indicate that nearly 40.5 million ha (100 million ac) of forest lands that were historically burned by frequent surface fires in the west

Fire regimes and ecoregions

Publications Posted on: January 12, 2010
The public land management agencies are phasing in a radically new approach to land management.

Introduction to synthesis of current science regarding cumulative watershed effects of fuel reduction treatments

Publications Posted on: January 12, 2010
This report was produced by a group of scientists who were invited by the U.S.

Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States

Publications Posted on: January 11, 2010
Fire suppression in the last century has resulted in forests with excessive amounts of biomass, leading to more severe wildfires, covering greater areas, requiring more resources for suppression and mitigation, and causing increased onsite and offsite damage to forests and watersheds. Forest managers are now attempting to reduce this accumulated biomass by thinning, prescribed fire, and other management activities.

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