Theresa B. Jain, Sharon M. Hood, Shawn T. McKinney, Jeffrey Ott, Alexandra K. Urza, J. Morgan Varner, Ilana L. Abrahamson, Nathaniel Anderson, Michael A. Battaglia, Jeanne C. Chambers, Brice B. Hanberry, Francis F. Kilkenny, Joseph J. O'Brien
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Fuel Treatments & Effects

NRFSN number: 25934
Record updated: September 13, 2023

By all measures, wildfires in the western United States are becoming more extreme. Fires are growing larger and burning more intensely, and suppression costs are spiraling upward. Maximizing the effectiveness of fuel treatments at the landscape scale is key given limited resources and the inability to treat all areas likely to burn in a wildfire.


ain, Theresa; Hood, Sharon; McKinney, Shawn; Ott, Jeffrey; Urza, Alexandra; Varner, Morgan; Abrahamson, Ilana; Anderson, Nathaniel; Battaglia, Mike; Chambers, Jeanne; Hanberry, Brice; Kilkenny, Francis; O Brien, Joseph. 2023. Can fuel treatments change how a wildfire burns across a landscape Science You Can Use Bulletin, Issue 59. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 11 p.

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