The transformation of fuels resulting from the mountain pine beetle epidemic is unprecedented in its large geographic extent and the rapid pace of the transformation. This paper describes a proposed fire risk and hazard characterization system, as well as methodology for locating certain stand types on the landscape.
Title: Characterizing wildfire hazard and risk in mountain pine beetle-affected stands and how to identify those characteristics at the landscape-scale
Document Type: Journal
Publication Year: 2013
age classes; Alberta; British Columbia; Canada; coniferous forests; Dendroctonus ponderosae; fire intensity; fire management; flammability; forest management; fuel accumulation; fuel moisture; insects; lodgepole pine; mountain pine beetle; overstory; Pinus contorta; plant diseases; rate of spread; surface fuels; wildfires
Record Last Modified: November 28, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 14633
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Gray, Robert W. 2013. Characterizing wildfire hazard and risk in mountain pine beetle-affected stands and how to identify those characteristics at the landscape-scale. Fire Management Today 72(4):25-29.