Conservation-oriented fuels management
Document Type: Poster
Author(s): Heath D. Starns; Samuel D. Fuhlendorf; R. Dwayne Elmore; Torre J. Hovick; Dirac Twidwell; Eric T. Thacker
Publication Year: 2017

Cataloging Information

  • fire intensity
  • flame length
  • fuels management
  • grasslands
  • grazing
  • Great Plains
  • prairie chicken
  • time since fire
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Record Last Modified: August 27, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 58494


The recent increase of wildfires in the southern Great Plains has illustrated a need for development and application of fuels (vegetation) management techniques in the region. Fuels management is crucial to fire suppression and fire fighter safety, as the amount of fuel directly influences flame lengths. Flame lengths, in turn, are among the primary factors used to describe fire intensity, which has a direct impact on the ability to suppress wildfires.

Online Link(s):
Link to the poster (686 KB; pdf)
Starns, Heath D.; Fuhlendorf, Samuel D.; Elmore, R. Dwayne; Hovick, Torre J.; Twidwell, Dirac; Thacker, Eric T. 2017. Conservation-oriented fuels management.

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