Document


Title

Treating forests more strategically to reduce fire severity and carbon loss - research brief for resource managers
Document Type: Fact Sheet / Brief
Author(s): Amarina Wuenschel
Publication Year: 2018

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • C - carbon
  • fire severity
  • fuel loading
  • fuels treatment
  • Sierra National Forest
  • thinning
Region(s):
Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: July 17, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 58245

Description

Locating forest treatments in the right places can make them as or more effective than treating everywhere, shows new research out by Krofcheck et al. 2018. The authors found that restoring less acres strategically can have the same impacts as treating more area indiscriminately in terms of reducing high severity wildfire risk and carbon instability.

Online Link(s):
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Citation:
Wuenschel, Amarina. 2018. Treating forests more strategically to reduce fire severity and carbon loss - research brief for resource managers. California Fire Science Consortium. 2 p.