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Type: Video
Presenter(s):
  • Sharon M. Hood
    US Forest Service, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory
  • Shawn T. McKinney
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • Jeffrey E. Ott
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • Brice B. Hanberry
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
  • Theresa B. Jain
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station
Host Agency:
  • Association for Fire Ecology
Publication Date: November 30, 2021

Maximizing the effectiveness of fuel treatments at the landscape scale is a key research and management need given the inability to treat all areas at risk from wildfire, and there is a growing body of scientific literature assessing this need. Rocky Mountain Research Station scientists, in collaboration with the Joint Fire Science Network, synthesized existing scientific literature on landscape-scale fuel treatment effectiveness in North American ecosystems through a systematic literature review.

A recent report, "Effectiveness of fuel treatments at the landscape scale: State of understanding and key research gaps," provides key findings from four literature synthesis documents (concepts and fuel treatment effectiveness measurements, empirical, simulation, and case studies). These articles evaluate:

  • The extent to which landscape fuel treatments mitigate adverse effects of wildfire,
  • Provide opportunities to manage fire for beneficial effects of wildfire,
  • Provide opportunities for cost efficient fire suppression strategies and maximize firefighter safety,
  • Provide results to inform future fuel treatment planning, and
  • Identify research gaps.

 

Recording Length: 1:39:11
Online Link(s):
Link to this recording (Streaming; YouTube)

Cataloging Information

Topics:
Regions:
Alaska    California    Eastern    Great Basin    Hawaii    Northern Rockies    Northwest    Rocky Mountain    Southern    Southwest    National
Keywords:
  • fuel treatment effectiveness
  • landscape fuel treatments
  • risk reduction
  • simulation studies
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Record Maintained By: FRAMES Staff (https://www.frames.gov/contact)
FRAMES Record Number: 67755