Fuel Treatment Effectiveness in the Southern Blue Mountains of Oregon

March 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

What will you learn?

While fuel treatments in the dry conifer forests of the inland western U.S. are effective at reducing wildfire spread and severity at the stand-level, how effective are they at changing wildfire activity at the landscape scale? And will current management practices be sufficient as forests and climate change over the next century? Brooke Cassell will present the results of her recently-defended dissertation on the effects of fuel treatments in the southern Malheur National Forest and surrounding landscape. This study used a dynamic forest landscape model to compare alternative management strategies' effects on wildfire activity under contemporary and extreme weather scenarios.


Brooke Cassell is a Research Assistant at Portland State University. She recently completed her PhD using modeling to understand long-term forest and wildfire dynamics in the inland west under alternative management scenarios. She is interested in linking ecological and social perspectives toward the development of applied solutions for ecological questions.

Session Details: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 10:00am US/Pacific || Duration: 1 hour

Who should participate?
Land managers/Practitioners, Scientists/Researchers, Other

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