Fuel treatment performance-fire hazard reduction
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Wayne D. Shepperd; Sarah Gallup
Editor(s): Philip N. Omi; Linda A. Joyce
Publication Year: 2003

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  • fuel treatments
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Record Last Modified: April 13, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 3016


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.

Online Link(s):
Shepperd, Wayne D.; Gallup, Sarah. 2003. Fuel treatments: opening remarks. Page 5. In: Proceedings of the Conference on Fire, Fuel Treatments, and Ecological Restoration. RMRS-P-29. 16-18 April, 2002. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.