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Fuel treatment for patch clear cuts on the Sloan-Venally timber sale

Author(s): Tyler Bentley
Year Published: None.

The goal of this project is to ensure that post harvest 0-3 inch fuel loading, on the patch clear cuts within the Sloan-Kennally timber sale, will be in compliance with Forest Service Manual - 5100, Payette National Forest Supplement 5100-93-1, standards.  In order to meet this goal the existing 0-3 inch fuel loading on the patch clear cuts was determined. This was added to the predicted amount of 0-3 inch fuel that would be created during harvest activity. The total 0-3 inch fuel loading was compared to the Payette Supplement standards for the given slope.  The total 0-3 inch fuel loading would exceed the Payette Supplement standards and would require treatment. Viable treatment alternatives were compared. The least cost alternative was chosen as the preferred alternative.  Fire behavior was also analyzed. This was to determine the predicted flame length that would occur should a wildfire ignite after harvest but before fuel treatment took place. A flame length of 4 feet at the head of a fire is considered the maximum that can be directly attacked by ground personnel. This paper was submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Technical Fire Management program.

Citation: Bentley, Tyler. Unknown. Fuel treatment for patch clear cuts on the Sloan-Venally Timber Sale. Technical Fire Management Paper TFM-15-336. Duvall, WA: Washington Institute. 35 p.
Topic(s): Fuel Treatments & Effects, Fuels
Ecosystem(s): Montane dry mixed-conifer forest
Document Type: Management or Planning Document, Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 12797
FRAMES RCS number: 17079
Record updated: May 24, 2018