Fire severity change with distance into fuel treatments: Research Brief

Two recent studies reviewed here, have addressed the question of what distance into fuel treatments fire needs to travel before fire severity is diminished. 

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Kennedy, M. C., and M. C. Johnson. 2014. Fuel treatment prescriptions alter spatial patterns of fire severity around the wildland–urban interface during the Wallow Fire, Arizona, USA. Forest Ecology and Management 318:122–132.
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Safford, H. D., J. T. Stevens, K. Merriam, M. D. Meyer, and A.M. Latimer. 2012. Fuel treatment effectiveness in California yellow pine and mixed conifer forests. Forest Ecology and Management 274:17–28.
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