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    Title:Effectiveness of stand-cleaning as a forest fuel treatment
 
    Year:2011
 
    Status:Current
 
    Researcher(s):Greg Baxter (Lead)
 
    Abstract:This project will build on previous FPInnovations research burns completed in the Northwest Territories. The Northwest Territories 05 and 07 test burns showed that thinning and surface fuel removal changed fire behaviour in favour of successful suppression. Additional fuel treatment tests will help practitioners better understand trade offs between the effort needed to do fuel management, and fuel treatment effectiveness related to changing fire behaviour. The specific forest fuel treatment being replicated in this work plan is stand cleaning (pruning of live branches to a two metre height with removal of understory and dead and downed slash from the treated area).
 
    Advisory Member(s):Alberta Agriculture and Forestry; Northwest Territories Environment and Natural Resources
 
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    Tags:Fuel Management; FireSmart; Community Protection; see all tags...
 
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