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Mitigating wildfire risk is a land management priority across the U.S. Reducing fuel loads through mechanical treatments can control understory and midstory vegetation and prevent fuel ladders that can spread fire from ground vegetation up into the canopy crown. A book chapter by USDA Forest Service scientists Dana Mitchell and Mathew Smidt summarizes costs, benefits, and limitations for common mechanical fuel treatments.
- Estimates of precipitation IDF curves and design discharges for road-crossing drainage structures: Case study in four small forested watersheds in the Southeastern US
Amatya, D. M.; Tian, S.; Marion, D. A.; Caldwell, P.; Laseter, S.; Youssef, M. A.; Grace, J. M.; Chescheir, G. M.; Panda, S.; Ouyang, Y.; Sun, G.; Vose, J. M.
- The potential for effective training of logging truck drivers
Smidt, Mathew F.; Mitchell, Dana; Logan, Kristi K.
- Trainee’s reactions to logger training course characteristics: data from 300 courses held in Italy
Magagnotti, Natascia; Smidt, Mathew; Spinelli, Raffaele.
- Sustainable Development Tool Using Meta‐Analysis and DPSIR Framework — Application to Savannah River Basin, U.S.
Pagan, Janeesa; Pryor, Mikela; Deepa, R.; Grace, J.M.; Mbuya, Odemari; Taylor, Robert; Dickson, Johnbull O.; Ibeanusi, Victor; Chauhan, Ashvini; Chen, Gang; Anandhi, Aavudai.
- Factors influencing productivity and cost in the whole-tree harvesting system
Parajuli, Manisha; Hiesl, Patrick; Smidt, Mathew; Mitchell, Dana.