Implementation of National Fire Plan treatments near the wildland-urban interface in the western United States.

  title={Implementation of National Fire Plan treatments near the wildland-urban interface in the western United States.},
  author={Tania L. Schoennagel and Cara R Nelson and David M. Theobald and Gunnar Carnwath and Teresa B Chapman},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={106 26},
Because of increasing concern about the effects of catastrophic wildland fires throughout the western United States, federal land managers have been engaged in efforts to restore historical fire behavior and mitigate wildfire risk. During the last 5 years (2004-2008), 44,000 fuels treatments were implemented across the western United States under the National Fire Plan (NFP). We assessed the extent to which these treatments were conducted in and near the wildland-urban interface (WUI), where… CONTINUE READING

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