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Quantification of canopy fuels in conifer forests - fact sheet

Author(s): U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Year Published: None.
Description:

The objectives of quantifying canopy fuels is to develop practical, validated methods for obtaining quantitative estimates of canopy fuel characteristics, notably bulk density, crown height, and fuel loading, all needed to predict fire behavior and fire effects.

Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service. Quantification of canopy fuels in conifer forests - fact sheet. Missoula, MT: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory.
Topic(s): Fuels Inventory & Monitoring, Fuels
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 11096
FRAMES RCS number: 6948
Record updated: May 24, 2018