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Assessing changes in canopy fuels and potential fire behavior following ponderosa pine restoration

Roccaforte, John Paul and Fule, Peter Z. and Covington, W. Wallace (2009) Assessing changes in canopy fuels and potential fire behavior following ponderosa pine restoration. Fire Management Today, 69 (2). pp. 47-50. ISSN 1554-8996

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In 1995, the Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) at Northern Arizona University, the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Arizona Game & Fish Department (AZGFD) began a collaborative effort to implement landscape-scale restoration treatments in a ponderosa pine ecosystem at Mt. Trumbull, located in northwestern Arizona. The primary goal of the project was to restore forest structure and ecosystem processes within the historical ranges of variability (Moore and others 1999) with an adaptive management approach. Other project objectives included reducing fuel loads, disrupting fuel continuity, and reducing the likelihood of stand-replacing crown fires by implementing mechanical thinning followed by prescribed fire (Moore and others 2003, Roccaforte and others 2008). The project also aimed at providing research opportunities in a southwestern ponderosa pine ecosystem.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: fire behavior, ponderosa pine, fire management, canopy fuels, ERI library
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: Research Centers > Ecological Restoration Institute
College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Science > School of Forestry
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2017 18:58
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2920

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