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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.
- Issue and opportunities for salvaging storm damaged wood
Mitchell, Dana; Smidt, Mathew; McDonald, Tim; Elder, Tom.
- 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.
- Leptographium terebrantis inoculation and associated crown symptoms and tree mortality in Pinus taeda
Mensah, John K.; Sayer, Mary Anne S.; Nadel, Ryan L.; Matusick, George; Fan, Zhaofei; Carter, Emily A.; Eckhardt, Lori G.
- A STELLA-Based Model to Simultaneously Predict Hydrological Processes, N Uptake and Biomass Production in a Eucalyptus Plantation
Ouyang, Ying; Feng, Gary; Renninger, Heidi; Leininger, Theodor D.; Parajuli, Prem; Grace, Johnny M.
- The potential for effective training of logging truck drivers
Smidt, Mathew F.; Mitchell, Dana; Logan, Kristi K.