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Project ID: 05-S-04

Year: 2005

Date Started: 02/15/2005

Date Completed: 07/27/2007

Title: Best Management Practices for Fuel Reduction Treatment in Loblolly Pine Forests

Project Proposal Abstract: Loblolly pine forests occupy a significant proportion of the Southeastern United States, covering a region with high densities of people, structures, and roads. Projected human population growth over the next several decades will greatly expand the wildland-urban interface and increase wildfire-related threats to people and property. At the same time, higher population densities and shifting demographics may limit to potential for using prescribed fire as a tool for fuels reduction and forest management. Because of the variability in stand conditions, ownership sizes, and landowner objectives in the loblolly pine region, land managers will need to apply a range of treatment strategies in a variety of different situations. To make effective decisions, managers must be aware of the array of treatment options available to them. They need to know the operational constraints that may limit the applicability of these treatments, and to understand the effects that these treatments will have on timber, wildlife, and soils. We will capture available knowledge on best management practices for fuels reduction through a comprehensive literature review, and through direct contact with experienced fuels management practitioners. This information will be synthesized into a written report and presented in a form that is accessible and useful to land managers. The report will be disseminated as a printed document and as an electronic document that can be downloaded over the internet.

Principal Investigator: Michael C. Wimberly

Agency/Organization: South Dakota State University

Branch or Dept: GIS Center of Excellence

Other Project Collaborators




Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Pete Bettinger

Oregon State University

Forest Resources

Co-Principal Investigator

John Mason

FWS-Fish and Wildlife Service

Piedmont NWR

Co-Principal Investigator

William B. Nightingale III

Forest Service

Region 9-Eastern Region

Co-Principal Investigator

Carl Schmidt

FWS-Fish and Wildlife Service

Piedmont NWR

Federal Cooperator

John Stanturf

Forest Service

SRS-Forestry Sciences Lab-Athens GA

Project Locations

Fire Science Exchange Network

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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   1056 Government Publication Synthesis of Knowledge of Hazardous Fuels Management in Loblolly Pine Forests
view or print   1116 Government Publication Synthesis of Knowledge of Hazardous Fuels Management in Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda L.) Forests
view or print   1117 Government Publication General Management Practices for Hazardous Fuels Management in Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) Forests
view or print   1118 Government Publication Bibliography of relevant information
  go to website 1720 Website  
    1724 Dataset (including spatial) Endnote database
    1725 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
    1726 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
    1727 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  

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