New technology in postfire rehab
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Joe Sabel
Editor(s): Bret W. Butler; Wayne A. Cook
Publication Year: 2007

Cataloging Information

  • fire management
  • PAM-12
  • WSPAM - Water Soluble Polyacrylamide
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 7552


PAM-12™ is a recycled office paper byproduct made into a spreadable mulch with added Water Soluble Polyacrylamide (WSPAM), a previously difficult polymer to apply. PAM-12 is extremely versatile and can be applied through several methods. In a field test, PAM-12 outperformed straw in every targeted performance area: erosion control, improving soil hydrophobicity, and plant establishment. ENCAP, LLC in Green Bay, WI, holds the patent to PAM-12.

Online Link(s):
Sabel, Joe. 2007. New technology in postfire rehab. Pages 535-538 In: Butler, Bret W.; Cook, Wayne (comps.). The fire environment-innovations, management, and policy; conference proceedings. 26-30 March 2007; Destin, FL. Proceedings RMRS-P-46CD. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station.