Theresa B. Jain, Michael A. Battaglia, Han-Sup Han, Russell T. Graham, Christopher R. Keyes, Jeremy S. Fried, Jonathan Sandquist
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Cataloging Information

Fuel Treatments & Effects
Prescribed Fire-use treatments
Montane dry mixed-conifer forest

NRFSN number: 12919
FRAMES RCS number: 16989
Record updated: June 28, 2018

Fire has had a profound historical role in shaping dry mixed conifer forests in the western United States. However, the uncertainty and complexity of prescribed fires raises the question "Is fire always the best option for treating fuels?" The decision to use prescribed fire is dependent upon several factors.


Jain, Theresa B.; Battaglia, Mike A.; Han, Han-Sup; Graham, Russell T.; Keyes, Christopher R.; Fried, Jeremy S.; Sandquist, Jonathan E. 2014. A comprehensive guide to fuel management practices for dry mixed conifer forests in the northwestern United States: prescribed fire. Research Note RMRS-RN-62. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.

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