Fuel Treatments

Fuel Treatments

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[from the text] Under this strategy, the Forest Service will work with partners to engineer a paradigm shift by focusing fuels and forest health treatments more strategically and at the scale of the problem, using the best available science as the guide....
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Year: 2022
Type: Document

Forests in western North America are shaped by fire and -- for the past century or more -- by the absence of it. After more than a century of fire exclusion and under a rapidly changing climate, fire behavior has changed, and damage from wildfire is...
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Year: 2022
Type: Media

Mobile technologies are rapidly advancing the field of forest operations and providing opportunities to quantify management tasks in new ways through increased digitalization. For instance, devices equipped with global navigation satellite system and...
Person: Becker, Keefe
Year: 2022
Type: Document

Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Forest Service’s 10-year Wildfire Strategy signal a new era of historic investments in ecosystem restoration and wildfire risk reduction in the western U.S. But as initial projects and...
Person: Bertone-Riggs, Goulette, Schultz, Shively
Year: 2022
Type: Media

Thinning, mastication, and prescribed fire are restoration treatments frequently employed in unnaturally dense second-growth Pinus ponderosa forests of the Western United States. Although a goal of these treatments is to restore ecosystem structure and...
Person: Gibson, Johnson, Laturno, Parmenter, Antoninka
Year: 2022
Type: Document

Managed wildfires, i.e., naturally ignited wildfires that are managed for resource benefits, have the potential to reduce fuel loads, minimize the effects of future wildfires, and restore critical natural processes across many forest landscapes. In the...
Person: Iniguez, Evans, Dadashi, Young, Meyer, Thode, Hedwall, McCaffrey, Fillmore, Bean
Year: 2022
Type: Document

Spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe subsp. micranthos), diffuse knapweed (C. diffusa), and yellow starthistle (C. solstitialis) are nonnative, invasive forbs that can displace native plants, reduce native plant diversity, reduce native wildlife habitat and...
Person: Innes
Year: 2022
Type: Document

Many ecologically important high elevation five-needle white pine (HEFNP) forests that historically dominated upper subalpine landscapes of western North America are now being impacted by mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus spp.) outbreaks, the exotic...
Person: Keane, Schoettle, Tomback
Year: 2022
Type: Document

There are thousands of communities and millions of homes in fire-prone wildland–urban interface (WUI) environments. Although future developments may be sited and designed to be more survivable and resistant to losses, an over-arching strategy is...
Person: Moritz, Hazard, Johnston, Mayes, Mowery, Oran, Parkinson, Schmidt, Wesolowski
Year: 2022
Type: Document

Selecting the optimal locations and timing for prescribed burning is challenging when considering uncertainties in weather, fire behavior, and future fire suppression. In this study, we present a sample average approximation (SAA) based multistage...
Person: Nguyen, Wei
Year: 2022
Type: Document