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Type: Newsletter
Author(s): Dave Atkins; Robert B. Rummer; Beth Dodson; Craig E. Thomas; Andy Horcher; Ed Messerlie; Craig Rawlings; David Haston
Publication Date: 2007

ANNOTATION: This study looks into increasingly severe fire seasons over the last two decades that have led policymakers to recognize the need for thinning overgrown stands of trees. Thinning presents a financial challenge and the problem is that hazardous fuel reduction projects-especially projects in the Wildland/Urban Interface-contain mostly smaller trees, which have traditionally lacked market value. Since these projects can't pay for themselves, managers have been looking for ways to reduce the net costs of fuel reduction projects. ABSTRACT: Over the last two decades, increasingly severe fire seasons have led policymakers to recognize the need for thinning overgrown stands of trees. However, thinning presents a financial challenge. The problem is that hazardous fuel reduction projects, especially projects in the Wildland/Urban Interface, contain mostly smaller trees, which have traditionally lacked market value. Since these projects can't pay for themselves, managers have been looking for ways to reduce the net costs of fuel reduction projects.

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Citation: Atkins, Dave; Rummer, Robert; Dodson, Dodson; Thomas, Craig E.; Horcher, Andy; Messerlie, Ed; Rawlings, Craig; Haston, David. 2007. A report on conceptual advances in roll on/off technology in forestry. Missoula, MT: Smallwood News, October 08, 2007:1-14.

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  • forest thinning
  • fuel reduction projects
  • roll on/off technology
  • small diameter timber
  • woody biomass utilization
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FRAMES Record Number: 7514