Performance of Fuel Treatments Subjected to Wildfires

  title={Performance of Fuel Treatments Subjected to Wildfires},
  author={Erik J. Martinson and Philip N. Omi},
Fire severity was evaluated in eight recent wildfires with standardized methods in adjacent treated and untreated stands. Sampled sites occurred in a variety of conifer forests throughout the Western United States. Treatments included reduction of surface fuels and crown fuels, both in isolation and in combination. Synthesis of our results indicates that treatment effectiveness is related to differences in tree size (mean diameter) between treated and untreated stands (p<0.001), as well as… CONTINUE READING

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