Forest managers and wildland firefighters will often talk use the word “fuels.” What are fuels? It’s both the living and dead vegetation in a forest that can potentially burn in a wildfire. David Peterson, biologist for the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, explains how reducing fuels helps to reduce the intensity of wildfires. (video 1.3 minutes in length)

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Feb 19, 2019
David Peterson

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NRFSN number: 18968
Record updated: January 10, 2023