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Crown fires travel quickly from tree top to tree top, burning with high intensity.

Crown fires travel quickly from tree top to tree top, burning with high intensity. New quantitative methods are being developed to assess crown fire hazard

Large airtankers dropping fire retardant.

The role of large airtankers in fire suppression has been the source of debate and discussion in recent years as the U.S. Forest Service has faced decisions to address an aging fleet of aircraft

Charred trees and bare mineral soil after a high-severity fire on the Priest River Experimental Forest.

The Priest River Experimental Forest is the site of nearly 100 years of fire research

Science findings from the Experimental Forest are helping guide forest management in the face of ever-growing threats of urbanization and unwanted, high-severity wildfires.
Prescribed burning can be an important component of fuel treatments.

Fuel treatments such as prescribed fire and pile burning woody fuels can modify the combustion environment of surface fuels

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Fire research focuses on reducing the negative effects of fire while enhancing the beneficial effects. Specifically, this category covers:

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