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Working paper 04: Fuels treatments and forest restoration: An analysis of benefits

Friederici, Peter (2003) Working paper 04: Fuels treatments and forest restoration: An analysis of benefits. Working Paper. NAU Ecological Restoration Institute.


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In contemporary ponderosa pine forests throughout the Southwest the need to thin dense stands in order to reduce the risk of catastrophic fires has become evident. Numerous thinning prescriptions have been implemented. While many prescriptions focus solely on lowering fire risk by removing ladder fuels and reducing crown connectivity, others explicitly aim to alter both forest structure and functioning. This publication examines the benefits of restoration treatments that can lower fire dangerwhile also increasing the overall biological diversity and long-term health of treatment areas.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
ID number or DOI: 04
Keywords: ERI Library, working paper, Fuels, Ecological Restoration, Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: Research Centers > Ecological Restoration Institute
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 01:27
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1319

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