Consume 1.0
Version: 1.0
Project Manager(s):
  • Mary F. Burns
  • Aaron D. Hanson
  • Janet N. Hall
Distribution Contact(s):

Cataloging Information

  • Consume 1.0
  • duff consumption
  • fuel moisture
  • piled fuels
  • prescribed burning
  • woody fuel consumption
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Record Last Modified: August 22, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 1258


CONSUME [1.0] is a user-friendly computer program designed for resource managers with some working knowledge of IBM-PC applications. The software predicts the amount of fuel consumption on logged units based on weather data, the amount and fuel moisture of fuels, and a number of other factors. Using these predictions, the resource manager can accurately determine when and where to conduct a prescribed burn to achieve desired objectives, while reducing impacts on other resources. CONSUME can be used for most broadcast and underburns on forested lands in the western states if the woody fuels are relatively homogeneous and composed of Douglas-fir, hemlock, alder, lodgepole pine, or mixed conifer species. The models withing CONSUME have not been adequately evaluated for long-needled pine fuel types at this time.

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