Terrie Jain, a Research Forester with the Rocky Mountain Research Station presents a webinar on fuels management practices in ponderosa pine/dry mixed conifer forests. The focus of the synthesis is on dry mixed conifer forests that occur throughout the interior West, Utah, Cascade Range, Blue Mountains, Klamath Mountains, and Pacific Coast. There is substantial documentation on fire ecology and appropriate hazardous fuel management practices for pure ponderosa pine forests. The dry mixed conifer forest type, however, is less well understood, and is typified by greater productivity, complex vertical and spatial structure, diverse species assemblages, and varied fire regimes. Practices borrowed from the pure ponderosa type may be inappropriate for the different conditions presented by the PP/MC forest type. Terrie will present an overview of the synthesis and focus on results that may be applicable fuels treatments in PP/MC forests.
Hosted by The Joint Fire Science Program, International Association of Wildland Fire, and the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center.