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Fuel Treatment Effectiveness

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Research Briefs

2006 Paying for hazardous fuel treatments with revenue from removed biomass
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

Syntheses

2014 Fire behavior in masticated fuels: a review
Jesse K. Kreye et al.
2006 Ponderosa pine ecosystems
Russell T. Graham et al.

Publications/Reports

2021 Introduction to the article by Harold Biswell: Prescribed Burning in Georgia and California Compared
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Scott L. Stephens et al.
2020 Can Mowing Substitute for Fire in Semiarid Grassland?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Lance T. Vermeire et al.
2020 Longer-term post-fire succession on Wyoming big sagebrush steppe
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jonathan D. Bates et al.
2019 Fuel dynamics after reintroduced fire in an old-growth Sierra Nevada mixed-conifer forest
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
C. Alina Cansler et al.
2019 Drying rates of saturated masticated fuelbeds from Rocky Mountain mixed-conifer stands
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Robert E. Keane et al.
2019 Contain and control: wildfire suppression effectiveness at incidents and across landscapes
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Matt P. Plucinski
2019 Fighting flames and forging firelines: wildfire suppression effectiveness at the fire edge
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Matt P. Plucinski
2018 Prescribed fire regimes subtly alter ponderosa pine forest plant community structure
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Becky K. Kerns et al.
2017 Density-dependent woody detritus accumulation in an even-aged, single-species forest
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Michael S. Schaedel et al.
2017 Early forest thinning changes aboveground carbon distribution among pools, but not total amount
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Michael S. Schaedel et al.
2017 Uneven-aged silviculture can reduce negative effects of forest management on beetles
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Klara Joelsson et al.
2017 Do Post-Fire Mulching Treatments Affect Regeneration in Serotinous Lodgepole Pine?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Micah Wright et al.
2016 Forest fuels and potential fire behaviour 12 years after variable-retention harvest in lodgepole pine
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Justin S. Crotteau et al.
2016 Fuel size impacts on carbon residuals and combustion dynamics in masticated woody debris
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Dan K. Thompson et al.
2015 Measurements, datasets and preliminary results from the RxCADRE project - 2008, 2011 and 2012
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Roger D. Ottmar et al.
2015 2015 National Prescribed Fire Use Survey Report
Technical Report or White Paper
Mark A. Melvin
2015 Theory and Practice of Wildland Fuels Management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Philip N. Omi
2015 Evaluating the effectiveness of wildfire mitigation activities in the wildland-urban interface
Technical Report or White Paper
Alexander M. Evans et al.
2015 Optimizing fuel treatments to reduce wildland fire risk
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Woodam Chung
2015 Effects of tree cutting and fire on understory vegetation in mixed conifer forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Scott R. Abella et al.
2015 Post-fire logging reduces surface woody fuels up to four decades following wildfire
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
David W. Peterson et al.
2014 Fire behavior in masticated fuels: a review
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Jesse K. Kreye et al.
2014 Contrasting effects of wildfire and ecological restoration in old-growth western larch forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Taylor Hopkins et al.
2014 Interagency prescribed fire planning and procedures guide
Management or Planning Document, Technical Report or White Paper
U.S. Department of Agriculture et al.
2013 The rising Great Plains fire campaign: citizens' response to woody plant encroachment
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Dirac Twidwell et al.
2013 Fuel treatments and fire severity: a meta-analysis
Technical Report or White Paper
Erik J. Martinson et al.
2013 Wildfire exposure and fuel management on western US national forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Alan A. Ager et al.
2013 Modeled forest inventory data suggest climate benefits from fuels management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jeremy S. Fried et al.
2013 Public perceptions of smoke from wildfire, prescribed fire, and fire use
Dissertation or Thesis
Stacey S. Frederick
2013 Silviculture research: the intersection of science and art across generations
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Theresa B. Jain
2013 The merits of prescribed fire outweigh potential carbon emission effects
Technical Report or White Paper
Association for Fire Ecology et al.
2012 Principal short-term findings of the National Fire and Fire Surrogate study
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
James D. McIver et al.
2012 The effects of forest fuel-reduction treatments in the United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Scott L. Stephens et al.
2012 Effects of fuels reductions on plant communities and soils in a piñon-juniper woodland
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Matthew R. Ross et al.
2012 Using fire to increase the scale, benefits, and future maintenance of fuels treatments
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Malcolm P. North et al.
2012 Burning questions for managers: fuels management practices in riparian areas
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Kristen E. Meyer et al.
2011 Restoration relevance of recent National Fire Plan treatments in forests of the western United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Tania L. Schoennagel et al.
2010 Fuel reduction management practices in riparian areas of the Western USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Katharine R. Stone et al.
2010 Mitigating old tree mortality in long-unburned, fire-dependent forests: a synthesis
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Sharon M. Hood
2010 Biomass utilization for bioenergy in the western United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Deborah S. Page-Dumroese et al.
2010 Wildfire risk and hazard: procedures for the first approximation
Technical Report or White Paper
David E. Calkin et al.
2010 Prescribed fires as ecological surrogates for wildfires: a stream and riparian perspective
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Robert S. Arkle et al.
2010 Fine fuel heating by radiant flux
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
David Frankman et al.
2010 Integrating fuel treatment into ecosystem management: a proposed project planning process
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Management or Planning Document
Keith Stockmann et al.
2010 Effects of fuel treatments on carbon-disturbance relationships in forests of the Northern Rocky Mountains
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Elizabeth D. Reinhardt et al.
2010 Evaluating wildland fire danger and prioritizing vegetation and fuels treatments
Technical Report or White Paper
Paul F. Hessburg et al.
2009 Ecological effects of prescribed fire season: a literature review and synthesis for managers
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Eric E. Knapp et al.
2009 Assessing fuel treatment effectiveness using satellite imagery and spatial statistics
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Michael C. Wimberly et al.
2009 Fuel treatment guidebook: illustrating treatment effects on fire hazard
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Crystal L. Raymond
2008 The homeowner view of thinning methods for fire hazard reduction: more positive than many think
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Sarah M. McCaffrey
2008 Restoration of northern Rocky Mountain moist forests: integrating fuel treatments from the site to the landscape
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Theresa B. Jain et al.
2008 Objectives and considerations for wildland fuel treatment in forested ecosystems of the interior western United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Elizabeth D. Reinhardt et al.
2008 Synthesis of knowledge from woody biomass removal case studies
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Alexander M. Evans
2008 Spatial-endogenous fire risk and efficient fuel management and timber harvest
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Masashi Konoshima et al.
2008 Contingent valuation of fuel hazard reduction treatments
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
John B. Loomis et al.
2008 A synthesis of biomass utilization for bioenergy production in the western United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
David L. Nicholls et al.
2008 Fire probability, fuel treatment effectiveness and ecological tradeoffs in Western U.S. public forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jonathan J. Rhodes et al.
2008 Estimating harvest costs for fuel treatments in the west
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Rodrigo Arriagada et al.
2008 Managing fire risk in the forests of the U.S. inland Northwest: a classic "wicked problem" in public land policy
Conference Proceedings, Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Matthew S. Carroll et al.
2008 Forest harvest can increase subsequent forest fire severity
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Carter Stone et al.
2008 Market impacts of a multiyear mechanical fuel treatment program in the U.S.
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jeffrey P. Prestemon et al.
2007 Effects of alternative treatments on canopy fuel characteristics in five conifer stands
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Joe H. Scott et al.
2007 Simulation of long-term landscape-level fuel treatment effects on large wildfires
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Mark A. Finney et al.
2007 Science information for informing forest fuel management in dry forests of the western United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Sarah M. McCaffrey et al.
2007 Managing forest structure and fire hazard - A tool for planners
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Morris C. Johnson et al.
2007 Free selection: a silvicultural option
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Russell T. Graham et al.
2007 A report on conceptual advances in roll on/off technology in forestry
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Dave Atkins et al.
2007 Rapid assessment of postfire plant invasions in coniferous forests of the western United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jonathan P. Freeman et al.
2006 Design and objectives of FTM-West model
Conference Proceedings
Peter J. Ince et al.
2006 FTM-West: fuel treatment market model for US West
Conference Proceedings
Peter J. Ince et al.
2006 Timber markets and fuel treatments in the western U.S.
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Karen L. Abt et al.
2006 Mastication: a fuel reduction and site preparation alternative
Conference Proceedings
Jeff Halbrook et al.
2006 Intermountain region wood utilization and wood energy application program
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Dan R. Loeffler et al.
2006 Post-wildfire logging hinders regeneration and increases fire risk
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Daniel C. Donato et al.
2006 Snow accumulation in thinned lodgepole pine stands, Montana, USA
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Scott W. Woods et al.
2006 Estimating Fuel Bed Loadings in Masticated Areas
Conference Proceedings
Sharon M. Hood et al.
2006 Landscape assessment methods - powerpoint
Presentation Slides
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
2006 Modeling fuel treatment costs on Forest Service lands in the western United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
David E. Calkin et al.
2006 Biomass utilization modeling on the Bitterroot National Forest
Conference Proceedings
Robin P. Silverstein et al.
2006 Ponderosa pine ecosystems
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Russell T. Graham et al.
2006 Wilderness fire management in a changing world
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Carol Miller
2006 Prescribed fire: what influences public approval?
Technical Report or White Paper
Sarah M. McCaffrey
2006 Integrating fuel treatments into comprehensive ecosystem management
Conference Proceedings
Kevin D. Hyde et al.
2006 FTM-West model results for selected fuel treatment scenarios
Conference Proceedings
Andrew Kramp et al.
2005 When to prescribe
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Carol Miller
2005 Forest structure and fire hazard in dry forests of the Western United States
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
David L. Peterson et al.
2005 Fire ecology of ponderosa pine and the rebuilding of fire-resilient ponderosa pine ecosystems
Conference Proceedings, Synthesis
Stephen A. Fitzgerald
2005 Application of free selection in mixed forests of the inland northwestern United States
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Russell T. Graham et al.
2005 A strategic assessment of forest biomass and fuel reduction treatments in Western States
Technical Report or White Paper
Robert B. Rummer et al.
2005 Forest fuel treatments in western North America: merging silviculture and fire management
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Morris C. Johnson et al.
2005 Stand establishment and tending in the inland northwest
Technical Report or White Paper
Russell T. Graham et al.
2004 Restoring vigor and reducing hazard in an old growth western larch stand (Montana)
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Carl E. Fiedler et al.
2004 Effectiveness of thinning and prescribed fire in reducing wildfire severity
Conference Proceedings, Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Philip N. Omi et al.
2004 Snags and Coarse Woody Debris: An Important Legacy of Forests in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Daniel B. Tinker et al.
2004 Strategic assessment of biofuels potential for the western U.S.
Technical Report or White Paper
Craig Rawlings et al.
2003 Performance of fuel treatments subjected to wildfires
Conference Proceedings
Erik J. Martinson et al.
2003 Comparing potential fuel treatment trade-off models: initial results
Conference Proceedings
David R. Weise et al.
2002 Effect of thinning and prescribed burning on crown fire severity in ponderosa pine forests
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Jolie Pollet et al.
2001 Manipulations to regenerate aspen ecosystems
Conference Proceedings
Wayne D. Shepperd
2001 Alternative ponderosa pine restoration treatments in the western United States
Conference Proceedings
James D. McIver et al.
2001 Can the fire-dependent whitebark pine be saved?
Book or Chapter or Journal Article, Synthesis
Robert E. Keane
2001 A strategic assessment of biofuels development in the western states
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Bruce R. Hartsough et al.
2000 Associated riparian communities
Conference Proceedings
Colin C. Hardy et al.
2000 Sequential use of simulation and optimization in analysis and planning
Conference Proceedings
Hans R. Zuuring et al.
2000 Fire applications in ecosystem management
Conference Proceedings
Michael G. Harrington
2000 Silvicultural treatments
Conference Proceedings
Carl E. Fiedler
2000 Ecosystem-based management at lower elevations
Conference Proceedings
Stephen F. Arno
2000 Ecosystem-based management in the lodgepole pine zone
Conference Proceedings
Colin C. Hardy et al.
2000 Ecosystem-based management in the whitebark pine zone
Conference Proceedings
Robert E. Keane et al.
2000 Synergy between ecological needs and economic aspects of ecosystem restoration
Technical Report or White Paper
Charles E. Keegan et al.
1999 Fire hazard and potential treatment effectiveness: a statewide assessment in Montana
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Carl E. Fiedler et al.
1999 Applying simulation and optimization to plan fuel treatments at landscape scales
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
J. Greg Jones et al.
1999 The effects of thinning and similar stand treatments on fire behavior in western forests
Technical Report or White Paper
Russell T. Graham et al.
1998 Effects of slash pile burning on the physical and chemical soil properties of Vassar soils
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Brian P. Oswald et al.
1998 Miller Creek Demonstration Forest - A forest born of fire: a field guide
Technical Report or White Paper
Penelope A. Latham et al.
1998 Reduce fire hazards in ponderosa pine by thinning
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Joe H. Scott
1997 Managerial and institutional factors affect prescribed burning costs
Book or Chapter or Journal Article
Armando Gonzalez-Caban
1996 Dealing with public concerns in restoring fire to the forest
Technical Report or White Paper
Leslie A. C. Weldon
1996 Harvesting cost model for small trees in natural stands in the interior northwest
Technical Report or White Paper
Colin C. Hardy
1996 The role of fire in Research Natural Areas in the Northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest
Technical Report or White Paper
Sarah E. Greene et al.
1991 User's guide to version 2 of the Regeneration Establishment Model: part of the Prognosis Model
Technical Report or White Paper
Dennis E. Ferguson et al.
1989 FIRESUM-an ecological process model for fire succession in western conifer forests
Technical Report or White Paper
Robert E. Keane et al.
1988 Protecting people and homes from wildfire in the interior West: proceedings of the symposium and workshop
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
William C. Fischer et al.
1987 Guide to understory burning in ponderosa pine-larch-fir forests in the Intermountain West
Technical Report or White Paper
Bruce M. Kilgore et al.
1987 Use of prescribed burning in juniper and pinyon-juniper woodlands
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Stephen C. Bunting
1986 Site treatments influence development of a young mixed-species western larch stand
Technical Report or White Paper
Dennis M. Cole et al.
1985 Fire, logging, and white-tailed deer interrelationships in the Swan Valley, northwestern Montana
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
June D. Freedman et al.
1981 Intensive utilization with conventional harvesting systems
Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
Roland L. Barger et al.
1980 Fire ecology and prescribed burning in the Great Plains: a research review
Technical Report or White Paper
Henry A. Wright et al.
1979 The role and use of fire in sagebrush-grass and pinyon-juniper plant communities: a state-of-the-art review
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Henry A. Wright et al.
1978 Effects of burning moist fuels on seedbed preparation in cutover western larch forests
Technical Report or White Paper
Donald K. Artley et al.
1976 Intensive fiber utilization and prescribed fire: effects on the microbial ecology of forests
Synthesis, Technical Report or White Paper
Alan E. Harvey et al.
1975 Clearcutting and burning slash alter quality of stream water in northern Idaho
Technical Report or White Paper
Gordon G. Snyder et al.
1974 Lodgepole pine logging residues: management alternatives
Technical Report or White Paper
Robert E. Benson
1966 Prescribed fire planning in the Intermountain West
Technical Report or White Paper
William R. Beaufait
Fuel treatment for patch clear cuts on the Sloan-Venally timber sale
Management or Planning Document, Technical Report or White Paper
Tyler Bentley

Webinars

Jan 31, 2019 2018 National Prescribed Fire Use Survey Report
Mark A. Melvin, Joseph W. Jones
Oct 30, 2017 Recovery and Adaptation after Wildfire, 2000-2013
Miranda H. Mockrin
Jun 5, 2013 The economics of fuel treatments
Jeremy S. Fried, Theresa B. Jain
May 16, 2013 Effectiveness and longevity of fuel treatments in coniferous forests across California
Nicole M. Vaillant, Erin Noonan-Wright, Carol Ewell
Apr 24, 2013 Prescribed fire—Unique situations concerning fuel treatments within mixed dry conifer forests
Michael A. Battaglia, Theresa B. Jain, Russell T. Graham
Mar 13, 2013 The ecology of dry mixed conifer forests—What makes them unique?
Theresa B. Jain, Michael A. Battaglia, Russell T. Graham

Upcoming Events

None.

Past Events

Landscape-Level Fuels Workshop
December 1, 2016 to December 2, 2016
2016 Society of American Foresters National Convention
November 2, 2016 to November 6, 2016
Northern California WTREX
October 17, 2016 to October 18, 2016
5th Annual Washington Prescribed Fire Conference
March 16, 2016 to March 17, 2016
Natural Areas Conference
November 3, 2015 to November 5, 2015
2015 Nor Cal Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX)
October 20, 2015 to November 1, 2015
America's Grasslands Conference
September 29, 2015 to October 1, 2015
Prescribed Fire Training Day
September 16, 2015
Wildland Urban Interface Conference
March 24, 2015 to March 26, 2015
Washington Prescribed Fire Council Conference
February 10, 2015 to February 12, 2015
Wildfire Risk and Fuel Treatment Analysis Workshop
January 27, 2015 to January 29, 2015
Boise Basin Field Tour
September 17, 2014