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    Title:Effectiveness of mulching as a forest fuel treatment
    Researcher(s):Steven Hvenegaard (Lead)
    Abstract:Mechanical mastication (mulching) is becoming widely used as a forest fuel treatment to reduce the intensity and spread rate of an advancing wildfire. But not much is known about mulching and its effectiveness in changing fire behaviour. This project will evaluate various aspects of mulching treatments.

This project is one part of the Forest Fuel Treatment Study which aims to gain an understanding of the effectiveness of specific forest fuel treatments. The Forest Fuel Treatment Study consists of several projects that will look at the effectiveness of stand thinning, stand cleaning, mulching, and underburning.
    Advisory Member(s):Alberta Agriculture and Forestry; Northwest Territories Environment and Natural Resources
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    Tags:Fuel Management; Mulch; Community Protection; see all tags...
  Related Documents
Report: Mulching productivity in black spruce fuels: productivity as a function of treatment intensityFebruary 2019
Update: Cluster retention: fuel treatment at Pelican MountainDecember 2018
Update: Mulch intensity and fire behaviour: Pelican MountainDecember 2018
Report: Fire behaviour in mulch fuel beds: observations from experimental fires at pelican mountainOctober 2018
Update: Fire behaviour in mulched debrisNovember 2017
Report: Fire behaviour in jack pine/black spruce forest fuels following mulch fuel treatments: A case study at the Canadian Boreal Community FireSmart projectMarch 2017
Info Note: Fire behaviour in jack pine/ black spruce fuels following mulch fuel treatments: a case study at the CBCFS projectNovember 2016
Report: Fire Behaviour in Black Spruce Forest Fuels following Mulch Fuel treatments: A case study at Red Earth Creek, AlbertaSeptember 2016
Report: Summary of mulch treatment operations at the Slave Lake Mulch Research AreaDecember 2014
Poster: Collecting fire behaviour data in mulch fuelbedsOctober 2014
Update: Summary of the progress in mulching research and next stepsOctober 2013
Project Plan: Mulching studies at Rainbow Lake and Fort ProvidenceMarch 2012
Update: Mulching operations at Fort Providence, Northwest TerritoriesApril 2011
Update: Mulching operations at Carldale, AlbertaApril 2011
Update: Mulching operations at Rainbow Lake, AlbertaApril 2011
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