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Collaborative fuels reduction and restoration - Experiences from the Southwestern Crown of the Continent

Author(s): Corey L. Gucker
Year Published: 2015
Description:

Forests that historically burned in mixed-severity fire regimes prove difficult to manage, especially when they border homes and prized recreation areas. This management challenge was the focus of the Fuels Reduction and Restoration in Mixed-Conifer Forests of the Southwestern Crown of the Continent field trip, following the May 2014 Large Wildland Fires Conference. The field trip included presentations by researchers, managers, residents, and other stakeholders who discussed challenges and successes with collaborative fuels reduction and restoration projects in mixed-conifer forests in the southwestern Crown of the Continent of western Montana.

Citation: Gucker, Corey L. 2014. Collaborative fuels reduction and restoration - Experiences from the Southwestern Crown of the Continent. Northern Rockies Fire Science Network Field Trip Summary No. 6: Large Wildland Fires Conference. 2014 May 19-23. Missoula, MT.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Fire Effects, Fire History, Fuel Treatments & Effects, Recovery after fire, Fuels
Ecosystem(s): Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 13064
Record updated: May 24, 2018