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Appraising fuels and flammability in western aspen: a prescribed fire guide

Author(s): James K. Brown, Dennis Simmerman
Year Published: 1986
Description:

Describes a method for appraising fuels and fire behavior potential in aspen forests to guide the use of prescribed fire and the preparation of fire prescriptions. Includes an illustrated classification of aspen fuels; appraisals of fireline intensity, rate of spread, adjective ratings for fire behavior and probability of burn success; and evaluations of seasonal change in live fuel moisture contents.

Citation: Brown, James K.; Simmerman, Dennis G. 1986. Appraising fuels and flammability in western aspen: a prescribed fire guide. Gen. Tech. Rep. GTR-INT-205. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 48 p.
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Fire Prediction, Fuels, Fuel Treatments & Effects, Prescribed Fire-use treatments
Ecosystem(s): Aspen woodland
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 11132
FRAMES RCS number: 8146
Record updated: Jul 2, 2018