This presentation at a NAU Forestry Department Seminar goes into detail about 3 projects. Battaglia begins with prescribed fire research in the Black Hills where he was using fire as a thinning agent in fuel treatments, then moves on to his post doc research in Colorado, which looks at the ecological impacts of mastication in a variety of forest types. Finally he concludes with a recent study in lodgepole pine forests in Colorado, looking at the ecological impacts of the mountain pine beetle, specifically looking at species composition, fuel loads, and the potential fire behavior in areas with salvaged vs unsalvaged treatments.

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Mar 21, 2012
Michael A. Battaglia
Fuel Treatments & Effects, Fuels Inventory & Monitoring, Fuels
Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna