A decision model for identifying and evaluating slash treatments
Document Type: Book
Author(s): D. J. Weatherhead
Publication Year: 1977

Cataloging Information

  • Abies grandis
  • Abies lasiocarpa
  • coniferous forests
  • conifers
  • crowns
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire intensity
  • forest management
  • forest products
  • fuel loading
  • fuel management
  • fuel models
  • fuel types
  • hardwood forests
  • Larix occidentalis
  • litter
  • logging
  • partial cutting
  • Picea engelmannii
  • pine forests
  • Pinus contorta
  • Pinus monticola
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • site treatments
  • size classes
  • slash
  • spot fires
  • statistical analysis
  • thinning
  • Thuja plicata
  • Tsuga heterophylla
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39186
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13822
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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The goal of this study was to develop a decisionmaking tool or model to be used during timber sale preparation for identifying and evaluating feasible slash treatment alternatives for any set of sale conditions. The goal included four specific objectives: (1) a technique to determine feasible fuel treatment methods and a means to estimate their effectiveness and cost under various sale conditions; (2) a means to examine the influence of various management decisions on fuel treatment costs and effectiveness--a sensitivity analysis; (3) a scheme to quantify fuel treatment objectives; (4) a fuel prediction model--an easily used computer program, based on available crown weight relationships, to predict fuel loading by size classes prior to harvesting.

Weatherhead, D. J. 1977. A decision model for identifying and evaluating slash treatments. Equipment, Development & Technical (ED&T)/Fuel treatment systems for partially cut stands 2423. Missoula, MT, USDA Forest Service, Equipment and Development Center.