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Keyword: Wildfire exposure

Evaluating alternative fuel treatment strategies to reduce wildfire losses in a Mediterranean area

Publications Posted on: October 07, 2016
The goal of this work is to evaluate by a modeling approach the effectiveness of alternative fuel treatment strategies to reduce potential losses from wildfires in Mediterranean areas. We compared strategic fuel treatments located near specific human values vs random locations, and treated 3, 9 and 15% of a 68,000 ha study area located in Sardinia, Italy.

Assessing the impacts of federal forest planning on wildfire risk-mitigation in the Pacific Northwest, USA

Publications Posted on: June 21, 2016
We analyzed the impact of amenity and biodiversity protection as mandated in national forest plans on the implementation of hazardous fuel reduction treatments aimed at protecting the wildland urban interface (WUI) and restoring fire resilient forests. We used simulation modeling to delineate areas on national forests that can potentially transmit fires to adjacent WUI.

Wildfire exposure and fuel management on western US national forests

Publications Posted on: August 21, 2014
Substantial investments in fuel management activities on national forests in the western US are part of a national strategy to reduce human and ecological losses from catastrophic wildfire and create fire resilient landscapes.