Morris C. Johnson
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Fuel Treatments & Effects
Fuels Inventory & Monitoring

NRFSN number: 14955
FRAMES RCS number: 5907
Record updated: May 24, 2018

The principal goals of fuel treatments are to reduce fireline intensities, reduce the potential for crown fires, improve opportunities for successful fire suppression, and improve forest resilience to forest fires. This fact sheet discusses thinning, and surface fuel treatments, as well as challenges associated with those treatments.


Johnson, Morris C. 2004. Fuels planning: science synthesis and integration; forest structure and fire hazard fact sheet 4: role of silviculture in fuel treatments. Research Note RMRS-RN-22-4-WWW. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 2 p.

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