Canopy fuel treatment standards for the Wildland-Urban Interface
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Joe H. Scott
Editor(s): Philip N. Omi; Linda A. Joyce
Publication Year: 2003

Cataloging Information

  • CBD - canopy bulk density
  • crown fire
  • Crown-Fire-Free-Zone (CFFZ)
  • dead fuels
  • fire injury
  • fire management
  • fire models
  • fire suppression
  • firefighting personnel
  • flame length
  • fuel loading
  • fuel management
  • fuel models
  • fuel moisture
  • fuel moisture
  • fuel reduction
  • fuel types
  • ignition
  • overstory
  • population density
  • rate of spread
  • safety zone
  • surface fuels
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 13133
Tall Timbers Record Number: 16116
TTRS Location Status: Not in file
TTRS Call Number: A13.151/5:RMRS-P-29
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Recent fires have spawned intense interest in fuel treatment and ecological restoration activities. Scientists and land managers have been advocating these activities for years, and the recent fires have provided incentives for federal, state, and local entities to move ahead with ambitious hazard reduction and restoration projects. Recent fires also have increased public awareness about the risks and hazards of living in wild areas. The scientific basis for ecological restoration and fuel treatment activities is growing, but remains largely unsubstantiated, with isolated exceptions. Over 300 participants from all over the United States convened in Ft. Collins, Colorado, to learn from 90 oral and poster presentations.

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Link to this document (10.3 MB; pdf)
Scott, Joe H. 2003. Canopy fuel treatment standards for the wildland-urban interface. Page 29-37. In: Omi, Philip N.; Joyce, Linda A. (technical editors). Fire, Fuel Treatments, and Ecological Restoration: Conference Proceedings: 16-18 April 2002: Fort Collins, Colorado. Proceedings RMRS-P-29. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.