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Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; forest structure and fire hazard fact sheet 01: forest structure and fire hazard overview

Posted date: August 01, 2018
Publication Year: 
2004
Authors: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Publication Series: 
Research Note (RN)
Source: Res. Note RMRS-RN-22-1. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.

Abstract

Many managers and policymakers guided by the National Environmental Policy Act process want to understand the scientific principles on which they can base fuel treatments for reducing the size and severity of wildfires. These Forest Structure and Fire Hazard fact sheets discuss how to estimate fire hazard, how to visualize fuel treatments, and how the role of silviculture can help in managing forests to reduce crown fires.

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Citation

USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2004. Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; forest structure and fire hazard fact sheet 01: forest structure and fire hazard overview. Res. Note RMRS-RN-22-1. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.