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Type: Report
Author(s): Dave Kerr
Publication Date: 2007

San Bernardino County Fire Department (BDC) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) contracted with Adaptive Management Services Enterprise Team (AMSET) to perform an evaluation of the hazardous fuels treatments program in the mountain communities of the San Bernardino range. The assessment focused on fourteen projects concentrated in the Lake Arrowhead and Lake Gregory area. These projects are to be used as surrogates to reflect the effectiveness of the fuels treatments area-wide. LANDFIRE data is used to represent the existing condition of the fuel bed, while a modification is made to the LANDFIRE landscape to represent the fuel bed after the proposed fuel modification treatments have been applied. The standards proposed in the Dart Canyon Fuel Modification and Large Parcel Project are used to modify the LANDFIRE data. The goal of the analysis is to determine at a project level if the fuels treatments are providing for community wildfire protection and to suggest/verify methodologies which could be used to enhance the protection of the local communities. A landscape level evaluation of the effectiveness of the treatments is not part of the analysis, as most projects are focused on community protection, rather than modifying fire behavior at a landscape level.

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Link to this document (1.4 MB; pdf)
Citation: Kerr, David. 2007. NRCS/San Bernardino County Fire Hazardous Fuels Assessment, A Fire Behavior and Fuels Report. USDA Forest Service Enterprise Program. 23 p.

Cataloging Information

  • California
  • fuel treatment analysis
  • fuel treatment effectiveness
  • fuel treatment prioritization
  • hazardous fuels management
  • hazardous fuels treatments
  • San Bernardino Mountains
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FRAMES Record Number: 65742