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Diggin' dirt: fuel reduction practices and their effects on soil health

Date: March 31, 2015
Presenter(s): Matt Busse
Description: In this webinar presented by Matt Busse on March 31, 2015 he covers: (1) ecological consequences of prescribed fire on soil heating, water repellency, and soil nutrient release, (2) pile burning, (3) whole tree harvesting and nutrient removal, and (4) the evils of soil compaction. He argues that with thoughtful planning and implementation, reducing fuels while proactively managing our soils can be complementary outcomes.
Topic(s): Fire Effects, Ecological - First Order, Soil Heating, Ecological - Second Order, Soils, Fuel Treatments & Effects, Fuels
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 12939
FRAMES RCS number: 19624
Record updated: May 24, 2018