Fuel Treatment Leverage: Encounter Rates and Net Cost Impacts
Media Type: Presentation
  • Matthew P. Thompson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • Karin L. Riley
    University of Montana
  • Dan Loeffler
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • Jessica R. Haas
    US Forest Service, Missoula Forestry Sciences Laboratory
Date: 2017

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  • fuel treatments
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Record Last Modified: October 17, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 58782


Research Objectives: 1) Generate efficient frontiers and explore tradeoffs across risk reduction, volume production, and cost minimization objectives. 2) Explore the impact of variable spatial extent and dispersed versus clustered treatment strategies. 3) Quantify frequency-magnitude distributions of fire-treatment interactions. 4) Quantify and expand 'leverage' concept: a) Unit treatment area versus burned area avoided b) Unit treatment cost versus suppression cost avoided c) Unit treatment NVC reduction versus NVC avoided.

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