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Working Paper 15: Effects of Forest Thinning Treatments on Fire Behavior

Lowe, K. (2006) Working Paper 15: Effects of Forest Thinning Treatments on Fire Behavior. Working Paper. NAU Ecological Restoration Institute.


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One of the goals of restoration in southwestern ponderosa pine ecosystems is to reduce the risk of unnaturally severe wildfires. Many factors influence fire behavior including drought, topography, insect infestation, and weather but fuels are the only factor that people can realistically manage. This publication summarizes what is known about restoration treatment effects on fire behavior in ponderosa pine forests, and suggests treatment options that can alter future fire behavior.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
ID number or DOI: 15
Keywords: ERI Library, working paper, Tree thinning, Fire behavior
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Department/Unit: Research Centers > Ecological Restoration Institute
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 01:56
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1314

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