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Inventory of slash fuels using 3P subsampling

Author(s): William R. Beaufait, Michael A. Marsden, Rodney A. Norum
Year Published: 1974

A recent large-scale study of prescribed broadcast burning in western Montana required the development of a system for inventory of clearcut logging slash furls before and after fire treatment. The system is best suited for inventorying material which tends to be oriented parallel to the ground. The inventory system uses line intercept counts to compute fuel volume, weight, and surface area. 3P subsampling is used to inventory twigs (0-1 cm diameter). Data reduction was accomplished with specially written computer programs. When used with proper sufficient subsampling for auxiliary, collateral data, the system is well suited for the inventory of slash fuels in many forest types.

Citation: Beaufait, William R. Marsden, Michael A. Norum, Rodney A. 1974. Inventory of slash fuels using 3P subsampling. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-13. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 17 p.
Topic(s): Fuels Inventory & Monitoring, Fuels
Ecosystem(s): Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 11906
FRAMES RCS number: 13852
Record updated: May 24, 2018