Monitoring landscape-scale ponderosa pine restoration treatment implementation and effectiveness
The authors evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of a thinning and burning forest restoration treatment to meet forest structure objectives in a ponderosa pine forest.
Thinning and burning significantly reduced the overall density (>2.5 cm) of ponderosa pine stems by 66%, although this did not meet the objective. Large snags and logs >50cm were retained within objectives. Canopy fuel loads were substantially reduced, allowing for the reintroduction of surface fires.