Fuel Management's Potential for Reducing Frequency of Large Fires in the Northern Rockies
Author: Wood, Donald B.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 80, Number 2, 1 February 1982 , pp. 96-107(12)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:The probability of a fire becoming large is strongly influenced by the fuel in which it originates--the most important fuel properties are those which influence rate of spread. In the Northern Region of the National Forest System, regionwide hazard reduction could reasonably be expected to halve both the number of, and area burned by, fires exceeding 300 acres. For specific sites, the potential value of hazard-reduction treatment depends on the spread rate characteristics of the current fuel and the ignition frequency. From four to several hundred acres must be protected to save a single acre from burning.
Document Type: Journal article
Publication date: 1982-02-01
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