Principles of fuel reduction for the northern Rocky Mountain Region
Document Type: Book
Author(s): C. K. Lyman
Publication Year: 1945

Cataloging Information

  • blowups
  • coniferous forests
  • decay
  • fire control
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire suppression
  • forage
  • forest management
  • forest products
  • fuel accumulation
  • fuel appraisal
  • fuel types
  • histories
  • Idaho
  • livestock
  • logging
  • Montana
  • national forests
  • pine forests
  • Pinus contorta
  • Pinus monticola
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • plant diseases
  • range management
  • salvage
  • Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Areas
  • slash
  • Tsuga heterophylla
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildlife habitat management
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Record Last Modified: August 5, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38847
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13465
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
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From the summary and conclusions ... 'This report describes guiding principles defining the what, why, and where of economical fuel reduction in the northern Rocky Mountain region. It includes comments concerning the when and how although it does not treat these subjects in full. As alternatives the results indicate those situations where more and better manpower, facilities, etc. for presuppression and suppression are likely to be more economical than fuel reduction. The study is confined to the ten western forests of this region because those forests represent the most typical bad fuel problems and because they are the only source of adequate fire records and other evidence concerning the effects of bad fuels.'

Lyman, C. K. 1945. Principles of fuel reduction for the northern Rocky Mountain Region. Progress Report No. 1. Missoula, MT, USDA Forest Service, Northern Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.