Edward S. Clark

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Blue Mountain Ranger District
USDA Forest Service
431 Patterson Bridge Road
John Day, Oregon 97845, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Prescribed Burning in Ponderosa Pine: Fuel Reductions and Redistributing Fuels near Boles to Prevent Injury
Pages: 149-161
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1301149

Fire suppression and other factors have resulted in high wildfire risk in the western US, and prescribed burning can be an effective tool for thinning forests and reducing fuels to lessen wildfire risks. However, prescribed burning sometimes fails to substantially reduce fuels and sometimes damages and kills valuable, large trees. This study compared fuel reductions between spring and fall prescribed burns and tested whether removing (i.e., raking) fuels within 1 m of boles reduced fire damage to ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa Douglas ex Lawson & C. Lawson).  [Read More]

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