Malcolm P. North, Brandon M. Collins, Scott L. Stephens
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Cataloging Information

Fire Policy & Law
Fuel Treatments & Effects

NRFSN number: 11493
FRAMES RCS number: 13360
Record updated: May 24, 2018

The USDA Forest Service is implementing a new planning rule and starting to revise forest plans for many of the 155 National Forests. In forests that historically had frequent fire regimes, the scale of current fuels reduction treatments has often been too limited to affect fire severity and the Forest Service has predominantly focused on suppression. In addition to continued treatment of the wildland urban interface, increasing the scale of low- and moderate-severity fire would have substantial ecological and economics benefits if implemented soon.


North, Malcolm; Collins, Brandon M.; Stephens, Scott. 2012. Using fire to increase the scale, benefits, and future maintenance of fuels treatments. Journal of Forestry. 110(7): 392-401.

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