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Project ID: 03-2-1-07

Year: 2003

Date Started: 01/30/2004

Date Completed: 01/04/2007

Title: Effectiveness of Pre-Fire Fuel Treatments

Project Proposal Abstract: This proposal responds to Task 1 of the second Announcement for Proposals (AFP) authorized by the Joint Fire Science Program Governing Board in 2003, which calls for projects that would obtain time-sensitive information following wildland fire incidents related to the effects of previous land management activities on fire behavior and severity. Proactive fire management increasingly relies on pre-fire fuel manipulations to reduce the potential for catastrophic wildfires. The proposed research would compare the severity of future wildflres in adjacent treated and untreated stands, as well as native and exotic plant species cover. The timedependency for collection of this ephemeral data has been proven through previous experience with the proposed methods. The results of this research would provide information on the effectiveness of pre-fire management activities for mitigating adverse wildfire effects across ecosystems, fire regimes, geographic locations, and management jurisdictions.

Principal Investigator: Philip N. Omi

Agency/Organization: Omi Associates

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Co-Principal Investigator

Erik J. Martinson

MarLynn Ecological Consulting

Federal Cooperator

Geneva W. Chong

USGS-Geological Survey

BRD-National Elk Refuge

Federal Fiscal Representative

Candyce Jeffery

Colorado State University

Sponsored Programs

Federal Fiscal Representative

Carmen N. Morales

Colorado State University

Sponsored Programs

Project Locations

Fire Science Exchange Network



Southern Rockies


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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
view or print   3354 Journal Article Ecological Applications
    1018 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Multiple demonstrations and presentations
    2698 Invited Paper/Presentation Retrospective Sampling of Fuel Treatment Effectiveness--Some Pitfalls and Suggestions
    2699 Invited Paper/Presentation Effects of Fuel Treatment on Wildfire Severity
    2636 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Fuels, Fires, Invasions, and Some Effects of Active Management in the Eastern Rockies
    2637 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Retrospective Analysis of Fuel Treatment Performance Under Extreme Wildfire Conditions
    2638 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Effects of Pre-Fire Fuel Reduction Treatments on Post-Wildfire Non-Native Plant Species Richness and Cover
    2639 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Assessing Mitigation of Wildfire Severity by Fuel Treatments
    2646 Field Demonstration/Tour  
    2647 Field Demonstration/Tour  
    2648 Field Demonstration/Tour  
    2649 Field Demonstration/Tour  
    5676 Conference/Symposia/Workshop Coarse Woody Debris and Fuel Treatments/Implications for Salvage

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