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Title

Appraising fuels and flammability in western aspen: a prescribed fire guide
Document Type: Report
Author(s): James K. Brown; Dennis Simmerman
Publication Year: 1986

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • aspen
  • community type
  • coniferous forests
  • flammability
  • forbs
  • fuel appraisal
  • fuel model
  • fuel moisture
  • montane forests
  • Populus tremuloides
  • shrubs
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 8146
Tall Timbers Record Number: 2500
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:INT-205
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

Describes a method for appraising fuels and fire behavior potential in aspen forests to guide the use of prescribed fire and the preparation of fire prescriptions. Includes an illustrated classification of aspen fuels; appraisals of fireline intensity, rate of spread, adjective ratings for fire behavior and probability of burn success; and evaluations of seasonal change in live fuel moisture contents.

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Citation:
Brown, James K.; Simmerman, Dennis G. 1986. Appraising fuels and flammability in western aspen: a prescribed fire guide. General Technical Report INT-GTR-205. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 48 p.