Locating forest treatments in the right places can make them as or more effective than treating everywhere, shows new research out by Krofcheck et al. 2018. The authors found that restoring less acres strategically can have the same impacts as treating more area indiscriminately in terms of reducing high severity wildfire risk and carbon instability.
Krofcheck DJ, Hurteau MD, Scheller RM, and Loudermilk EL. 2018. Prioritizing forest fuels treatments based on the probability of high‐severity fire restores adaptive capacity in Sierran forests. Glob Change Biol 24: 729–37. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/gcb.13913