From the text ... 'The focus of fuel treatment is typically on reducing hazardous surface fuel and drown-fire hazard. The effects of fuel treatment on vegetation, wildlife, aquatic resources, and economic values also need to be considered. ...The expert knowledge of local fire managers is critical in estimating large-scale fire behavior and fire patterns -- with or without fire-spread modeling. ...Testing of strategic placement of treatments by resource managers will add data in the years ahead and provide information that can be shared and applied in other locations. ...Resource management personnel have the responsibility to ensure that this technical communication occurs and that credible scientific information is available. ...Applying science-based approaches will contribute to high-quality plans and reduce the likelihood of appeals that challenge scientic credibility.'