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A collaborative fire hazard reduction/ecosystem restoration stewardship project in a Montana mixed ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir/western larch wildland-urban interface

Author(s): Steve Slaughter, Laura Ward, Michael Hillis, Jimmie D. Chew, Becky McFarlan
Year Published: 2003
Description:

Forest Service managers and researchers designed and evaluated alternative disturbance-based fire hazard reduction/ecosystem restoration treatments in a greatly altered low-elevation ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir/western larch wildland urban interface. Collaboratively planned improvement cutting and prescribed fire treatment alternatives were evaluated in simulations of disturbance processes and interactions with the partially restored wildland urban interface conditions. The SIMPPLLE modeling system was used to reconstruct historic landscape conditions across a broad range of fire regimes and to model future landscapes that reduce fire severity, restore wildlife habitats, reduce bark beetle severity; and disclose environmental effects.

Citation: Slaughter, Steve; Ward, Laura; Hillis, Michael; Chew, Jimmie D.; McFarlan, Becky. 2003. A collaborative fire hazard reduction/ecosystem restoration stewardship project in a Montana mixed ponderosa pine/Douglas-fir/western larch wildland-urban interface. In: Proceedings of the national silviculture workshop: silviculture in special places; 2003 September 7-11. Proceedings RMRS-P-034. p. 1-17.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management, Fuels, Fuel Treatments & Effects, Mechanical treatments, Prescribed Fire-use treatments, Wildland Urban Interface
Ecosystem(s): Montane dry mixed-conifer forest
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
NRFSN number: 11009
FRAMES RCS number: 3027
Record updated: Sep 8, 2020