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Project ID: 01-1-2-03

Year: 2001

Date Started: 09/19/2001

Date Completed: 11/03/2005

Title: In-Woods Decision Making of Utilization Opportunities to Lower Costs of Fire Hazard Reduction Treatments

Project Proposal Abstract: Fuels reduction treatments generate a large amount of biomass, most of which is small in diameter. While this material may be suited for wood products, opportunities to process this material are few in the southwestern U.S. Harvesting and transportation costs are often limiting factors. This proposal is designed to examine innovative ways to lower these costs through evaluation of in-woods decision-making regarding tree selection, residuals left on site, product suitability, and market opportunities. It will assess the economic and ecological costs and benefits associated with different harvesting practices and regionally based utilization opportunities in fuel reduction treatments. Using resource characterization in the woods to provide a simple measure of the product potential for this material and estimating the amount of various products in the resource to improve utilization processing is one focus of this work. An evaluation of the benefit of partial in-woods processing to decrease transportation and processing costs will be conducted. These two pieces of information combined will provide an assessment of whether treatments can potentially meet fuels reduction objectives at lower costs. Equally important is determining the influence of residuals left in the woods on fuel loads and how characteristics of this residue affect insect attack rates and reproductive success of pine engraver in ponderosa pine. This information will permit the development of stand treatment specific recommendations as to when seasonal creation of wood residue will, or will not, contribute to overall risk of pest problems associated with economic decisions to leave wood residue in the forest.

Principal Investigator: Robert B. Rummer

Agency/Organization: Forest Service

Branch or Dept: SRS-GW Andrew Forestry Sciences Lab


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Dennis R. Becker

University of Minnesota

Department of Forest Resources

Co-Principal Investigator

Debra Larson

Northern Arizona University

School of Forestry

Co-Principal Investigator

Eini C. Lowell

Forest Service

PNW-Pacific Northwest Research Station

Collaborator/Contributor

Jamie Barbour

Forest Service

PNW-Forestry Sciences Lab-Portland

Collaborator/Contributor

Carleton B. Edminster

Forest Service

RMRS-Southwest Forest Science Complex

Collaborator/Contributor

Marlin Johnson

Forest Service

Region 3-Southwestern Region

Collaborator/Contributor

Stephen Steed

Skyline Forest Resources

Federal Cooperator

Robert B. Rummer

Forest Service

SRS-GW Andrew Forestry Sciences Lab


Project Locations

Consortium

Southern Rockies

Southwest


There are no project locations identified for this project.

Project Deliverables

Final Report view or print

("Results presented in JFSP Final Reports may not have been peer-reviewed and should be interpreted as tentative until published in a peer-reviewed source.")

  ID Type Title
    1693 Government Publication Field Guide (Notebook Format)
    933 Government Publication Detailed Economic Information on the Cut-to-Length Harvesting Systems
    1107 Government Publication Economic Assessment of Using a Mobile Micromill for Processing Small-Diameter Ponderosa Pine
    1108 Government Publication Productivity of a Tree Length Harvesting System Thinning Ponderosa Pine in Northern Arizona
    2315 Journal Article Various refereed articles, technical reports, and book chapters have been published or are in progress.
    2339 Journal Article Publications on various aspects of the project.
    28 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Southwest Fire Initiative Conference
    163 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Presentations and demonstrations will be made to resource managers.
  go to website 227 Website  
    228 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Presentation at Smallwood Conference
    1789 Training Session Beta Test the Harvest-Cost Revenue Estimator Software
    1790 Training Session Beta Test the Harvest Cost-Revenue Estimator Software
    1791 Training Session Beta Test the Harvest Cost-Revenue Estimator Software
    1792 Training Session Beta Test the Harvest Cost-Revenue Estimator Software
    1795 Conference/Symposia/Workshop An Integrated Approach to Fuels Treatment in the Southwestern U.S.: The Harvest Cost-Revenue Estimator
    1796 Conference/Symposia/Workshop An Integrated Approach to Fuels Treatment in the Southwestern U.S.: The Harvest Cost-Revenue Estimator
    2030 Invited Paper/Presentation Partnerships and Utilization of Small Diameter Wood on the Gila National Forest
    2031 Invited Paper/Presentation The Social Realities of Bioenergy in Northern Arizona
    2032 Invited Paper/Presentation Lumber Recovery from Small Diameter Ponderosa Pine in Northern Arizona
    1836 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Productivity of a Tree Length Harvesting System Thinning Ponderosa Pine in Northern Arizona
    1837 Conference/Symposia/Workshop In-Woods Decision-Making of Utilization Opportunities to Lower Costs of Fire Hazard Reduction Treatments
    1838 Invited Paper/Presentation Wood Utilization in the Western United States
    1839 Invited Paper/Presentation HCR Estimator? Calculating Costs and Revenue for Southwest Ponderosa Pine
    1840 Invited Paper/Presentation The Collaborative Forest Restoration Program: The Multiparty Monitoring Process
    1841 Invited Paper/Presentation Matching Utilization Options with Resource Constraints and Community Needs in Arizona
    1842 Invited Paper/Presentation Estimating Harvest Costs and Product Values for Southwest Ponderosa Pine
    1843 Invited Paper/Presentation Community Partnerships and Stimulating Private Investment in Small Log Utilization
    1844 Invited Paper/Presentation Matching Utilization Options with Resource Constraints and Community Needs
    2076 Invited Paper/Presentation Antecedents to Community Benefits from the Utilization of Fuel Reduction By-Products
    5740 Invited Paper/Presentation An Integrated Approach to Fuels Treatment in t he Southwestern U.S.: The Harvest Cost-Revenue Estimator
    5741 Invited Paper/Presentation Demonstration of Utilization Opportunities on Fort Valley Experimental Forest
    5742 Invited Paper/Presentation Determinants to Locating New Wood Products Industry in Northern Arizona
    5743 Poster In-Woods Decision-Making of Utilization Opportunities to Lower Costs of Fire Hazard Reduction Treatments
    5744 Training Session Beta Test the Harvest Cost-Revenue Estimator Software
    5611 Conference/Symposia/Workshop In-Woods Decision-Making of Utilization Opportunities to Lower Costs of Fire Hazard Reduction Treatments
    5660 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Beta Test HCR Estimator Software Workshop

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