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A Land Manager's Guide for Creating Fire-resistant Forests

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This publication provides an overview of how various silvicultural treatments affectfuel and fire behavior, and how to create fire-resistant forests. In properlytreated, fire-resistant forests, fire intensity is reduced and overstory treesare more likely to survive than in untreated forests. Fire-resistant forestsare not “fireproof” – under the right conditions, any forest will burn. Much ofwhat we present here is pertinent to the drier forests of the Pacific Northwest,which have become extremely dense and fire prone

S. Fitzgerald; M. Bennett

Fitzgerald S, Bennett M. A Land Manager's Guide for Creating Fire-resistant Forests. Oregon State University Extension & the Northwest Fire Science Consortium; 2013 p. 14.

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