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Joint Fire Science Program
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Fuel Treatments & Effects
Prescribed Fire-use treatments

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The promise of wildland fire use (WFU) is that, over time, the fires will play a more natural role, creating a jigsaw-puzzle pattern of burned and regrowing patches over a landscape and gradually moving it closer to the stand structure and species composition that prevailed before fire exclusion became the policy.


Joint Fire Science Program, 2009, Wildland Fire use: Managing for a Fire-Smart Landscape, Fire Science Digest Issue 4, 12p.

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