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Title: A strategic assessment of forest biomass and fuel reduction treatments in Western States

Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-149. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 17 p.

Author(s)USDA Forest Service, ; Rummer, Bob; Prestemon, Jeff; May, Dennis; Miles, Pat; Vissage, John; McRoberts, Ron; Liknes, Greg; Shepperd, Wayne D.; Ferguson, Dennis; Elliot, William; Miller, Sue; Reutebuch, Steve; Barbour, Jamie; Fried, Jeremy; Stokes, Bryce; Bilek, Edward; Skog, Ken

Publication Year: 2005  View PDF »

Category: General Technical Reports

Abstract: This assessment characterizes, at a regional scale, forest biomass that can potentially be removed to implement the fuel reduction and ecosystem restoration objectives of the National Fire Plan for the Western United States. The assessment area covers forests on both public and private ownerships in the region and describes all standing tree volume including stems, limbs, and tops. Analysis of treatment areas and potential removals is included. Additionally, the operational systems necessary to effect the treatments as well as potential erosion impacts, utilization opportunities and market implications were examined.

Keywords: assessment; biomass; fuel reduction; inventory

File size: 309 kb(s)

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RITS Product ID: 12047
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Bilek, Ted
Skog, Kenneth E.
Supervisory Research Forester

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