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Title: U.S. Federal Fuel Management Programs: Reducing Risk to Communities and Increasing Ecosystem Resilience and Sustainability

Author: Sexton, Tim;

Date: 2006

Source: In: Andrews, Patricia L.; Butler, Bret W., comps. 2006. Fuels Management-How to Measure Success: Conference Proceedings. 28-30 March 2006; Portland, OR. Proceedings RMRS-P-41. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 9-12

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Description: There is no doubt that wildland fuel conditions on large portions of federal wildlands in the United States have changed significantly over the last 100 years. The changes include: Increased density of woody species; Artificial fragmentation of fuel mosaics; Exotic species invasions; Structural changes which reduce ecosystem resilience to fire.

Keywords: fire, fire ecology, fuels management, wildland fuel conditions

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Sexton, Tim 2006. U.S. Federal Fuel Management Programs: Reducing Risk to Communities and Increasing Ecosystem Resilience and Sustainability. In: Andrews, Patricia L.; Butler, Bret W., comps. 2006. Fuels Management-How to Measure Success: Conference Proceedings. 28-30 March 2006; Portland, OR. Proceedings RMRS-P-41. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 9-12

 


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