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Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; economic uses fact sheet 09: Mechanical treatment costs

Posted date: August 01, 2018
Publication Year: 
2005
Authors: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Publication Series: 
Research Note (RN)
Source: Res. Note RMRS-RN-20-9. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.

Abstract

Although fuel reduction treatments are widespread, there is great variability and uncertainty in the cost of conducting treatments. Researchers from the Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, have developed a model for estimating the per-acre cost for mechanical fuel reduction treatments. Although these models do a good job of identifying factors that influence the costs of treatments, individual fuel treatments are unique, and the associated costs remain highly variable. Therefore, these cost estimates should only be used as a rough first estimate.

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Citation

USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2005. Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; economic uses fact sheet 09: Mechanical treatment costs. Res. Note RMRS-RN-20-9. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.