Fuels & Fuel Treatments

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Rx burn associations: Different models for different places

Webinar registration. There is broad understanding and agreement lately that there is a need to substantially increase the use of prescribed fire to create landscape resiliency, protect communities and ensure a safe...

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Organizing community-based wildland fuels management projects: Approaches and examples

Workshop registration. The California Range Management Advisory Committee, an advisory body to the California Natural Resources Agency under the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, is co-hosting a virtual workshop with the...

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Wildland fuels a primer for concerned citizens and grazers

Workshop recording. The California Range Management Advisory Committee, an advisory body to the California Natural Resources Agency under the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, is co-hosting a virtual workshop with the...

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Vegetation management – grazing and mechanical treatments in sage steppe

Webinar registration. Vegetation management in the shrub steppe is critical to protecting communities and meeting landscape management goals. Chris Schactschneider, OSU Extension, and Seth Hulett, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, will...

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2021 Great Plains Fire Summit/9th Annual Nebraska Prescribed Fire Conference

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Understory Vegetation change following woodland reduction varies by plant community type and seeding status: Region-wide assessment of ecological benefits and risks

View article. Meta-analyses indicated that while P–J reduction caused significant positive overall effects on all shrub and herbaceous components (including invasive cheatgrass [Bromus tectorum] and exotic annual forbs), responses were contingent on...

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Creating firebreaks with targeted cattle grazing in the Owyhee Front

Watch video, 11:45 Six ranchers are working with the Bureau of Land Management during the spring months to reduce fuel loads (mostly cheatgrass) on the front side of the Owyhee Mountains in...

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Using fire seasonality to open the burn window

Webinar registration. How can we use science-based reasoning to support burning outside of the dormant season?

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Long-term changes in masticated woody fuelbeds in northern California and southern Oregon, USA

View article. Two major questions facing fuels managers are: how long do masticated fuels persist, and how does the composition of masticated fuelbeds change over time? To evaluate these changes, we measured...

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Treatment longevity and changes in surface fuel loads after pinyon–juniper mastication

View article. At three study sites in Utah, 45 sampling plots spanning a range of tree cover from 5% to 50% were masticated. We measured surface fuel load components three times over...

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