Fuel classification in aspen forests [abstract]
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): D. G. Simmerman
Coordinator(s): R. W. Mutch
Publication Year: 1984

Cataloging Information

  • aerial ignition
  • fire frequency
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • flame length
  • flammability
  • forbs
  • forest management
  • forest types
  • fuel loading
  • fuel moisture
  • fuel types
  • grazing
  • hardwood forests
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • ignition
  • national forests
  • plant communities
  • Populus
  • rate of spread
  • shrubs
  • woody fuels
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39026
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13653
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A 13.2:F 511/58X
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From the text: 'This poster display illustrates the current development of a classification of fuels in aspen forests. Fuels and flammability vary considerably within the aspen and mixed aspen/conifer forest types depending upon plant community type, grazing influence, and quantities of downed woody material. The classification is structured about these factors and appraises rate of spread, fireline intensity, and likelihood of successfully using prescribed fire. Quantitative fuel information is also available for the classes to use in mathematical modeling of fire behavior. The classification is intended for use in planning prescribed fires and fire suppression activities.'

Simmerman, D. G. 1984. Fuel classification in aspen forests [abstract], in Mutch, R. W., Prescribed Fire by Aerial Ignition: Proceedings of a Workshop. Missoula, MT. Intermountain Fire Council,Missoula, MT. p. 194-195,