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How effective were fuel treatments in the 2011 Wallow fire?

Date: May 23, 2013
Presenter(s): Morris C. Johnson, Maureen C. Kennedy

This webinar presents results of an opportunistic study to quantify the performance of thinning and surface fuel treatment in migrating wildfire behavior and severity, as represented by bole char, crown scorch proportion, tree burn severity index, on the largest wildfire in southwest USA history: 2011 Wallow fire. The results provide guidance for the size of fuel treatment necessary to buffer WUI communities from high intensity wildfire.

Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Fire Effects, Ecological - First Order, Fire Intensity / Burn Severity, Fuel Treatments & Effects, Wildland Urban Interface, Fire Regime, Fuels
Ecosystem(s): Montane dry mixed-conifer forest
Type: Webinar
NRFSN number: 14301
FRAMES RCS number: 14804
Record updated: May 24, 2018