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A report on conceptual advances in roll on/off technology in forestry

Author(s): Dave Atkins, Robert B. Rummer, Beth Dodson, Craig E. Thomas, Andy Horcher, Ed Messerlie, Craig Rawlings, David Haston
Year Published: 2007
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ANNOTATION: This study looks into increasingly severe fire seasons over the last two decades that have led policymakers to recognize the need for thinning overgrown stands of trees. Thinning presents a financial challenge and the problem is that hazardous fuel reduction projects-especially projects in the Wildland/Urban Interface-contain mostly smaller trees, which have traditionally lacked market value. Since these projects can't pay for themselves, managers have been looking for ways to reduce the net costs of fuel reduction projects. ABSTRACT: Over the last two decades, increasingly severe fire seasons have led policymakers to recognize the need for thinning overgrown stands of trees. However, thinning presents a financial challenge. The problem is that hazardous fuel reduction projects, especially projects in the Wildland/Urban Interface, contain mostly smaller trees, which have traditionally lacked market value. Since these projects can't pay for themselves, managers have been looking for ways to reduce the net costs of fuel reduction projects.

Citation: Atkins, Dave; Rummer, Robert; Dodson, Beth; Thomas, Craig E.; Horcher, Andy; Messerlie, Ed; Rawlings, Craig; Haston, David. 2007. A report on conceptual advances in roll on/off technology in forestry. Missoula, MT: Smallwood News. October 08, 2007: 1-14.
Topic(s): Fire & Economics, Fuel Treatments & Effects
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 8173
FRAMES RCS number: 7514
Record updated: May 14, 2018