Wildfire Fuels and Fuel Reduction

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This report examines wildfire biomass fuels. It begins with a discussion of fuel characteristics and their relation to wildfire intensity and spread. This is followed with a description of actions proposed to reduce biomass fuel levels, their effectiveness for protecting property and resources from wildfires, and their impacts on other resource values. It concludes with an examination of the federal authorities for fuel reduction activities on federal and non-federal lands, together with data on the funding provided under each of these authorities.

Creator(s): Gorte, Ross W.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 16, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Gorte, Ross W.

Specialist in Natural Resources Policy

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: September 16, 2009
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Description:

This report examines wildfire biomass fuels. It begins with a discussion of fuel characteristics and their relation to wildfire intensity and spread. This is followed with a description of actions proposed to reduce biomass fuel levels, their effectiveness for protecting property and resources from wildfires, and their impacts on other resource values. It concludes with an examination of the federal authorities for fuel reduction activities on federal and non-federal lands, together with data on the funding provided under each of these authorities.

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18 pages.

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