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Project ID: 10-1-10-21

Year: 2010

Date Started: 08/01/2010

Date Completed: 09/13/2013

Title: Fuel Treatments Effects on Carbon Budgets of Sierra Nevada Mixed Conifer Forests in California

Project Proposal Abstract: The combination of drought, fire suppression, and past harvesting has produced forests that are susceptible to high-severity wildfire in the Sierra Nevada. Given the current need of fuel treatment implementation, there are few quantitative studies that evaluate the effects of these treatments on live and dead C pools. Implementing fuel treatments can result in C emissions from prescribed burning and C can be removed in the form of wood products. Gaining an understanding of how fuel treatments affect forest C pools, CO2 emissions, and the potential for decreasing the vulnerability of live C pools due to high severity fire is essential. This project would provide information on how some of the most common fuel treatments (4 treatments each replicated 3 times) in the Sierra Nevada affect carbon budget approximately 10 years after initial treatments. The effects of maintenance treatments would also be evaluated.

Principal Investigator: Scott L. Stephens

Agency/Organization: University of California-Berkeley

Branch or Dept: Department of Environmental Sciences-Policy & Management


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Federal Cooperator

Brandon M. Collins

Forest Service

PSW-Sierra Nevada Research Center

Federal Fiscal Representative

Anna Wong

Forest Service

PSW-Pacific Southwest Research Station


Project Locations

Consortium

California


Level

State

Agency

Unit

STATE

CA

STATE

State Lands


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