You are here: Home
/ Publication Information
Title: Cumulative watershed effects of fuels management: a western synthesis
Author: Rummer, Robert;
Source: In: Forest Operations for Fuel Treatment, Chapter 4: 1-11
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
Description: Fuels management is an active term. It is an intentional, planned activity defined by consideration of fire behavior, silvicultural principles, ecological constraints, and the economic and technical limitations of the tools selected to implement the treatment. A forest operation is a tool used to manipulate vegetation or site condition in order to achieve some desired management objectives. Given the wide range of forest operations that can be employed to treat forest fuels, it is imperative to employ a tool that is wellmatched to both operational needs and treatment constraints. Selecting a poorly-suited tool increases costs and reduces the effectiveness of the operation in achieving the desired outcomes. The selection of a forest operation also plays a critical role in determining the amount and type of cumulative effects associated with the treatment. A tool that is not matched to the terrain or job requirements will likely produce more undesirable impacts.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
- You may send email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request a hard copy of this publication. (Please specify exactly
which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
XML: View XML
Rummer, Robert 2006. Cumulative watershed effects of fuels management: a western synthesis. In: Forest Operations for Fuel Treatment, Chapter 4: 1-11
Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility