This brief is based on a synthesis that covers recent research documenting effects of introducing fire in fire suppressed forests, provides necessary background information to understand the breadth of the problem, provides realistic management solutions to reduce impacts and defines monitoring techniques to identify treatment effects.
Hood, Sharon M. 2010. Mitigating old tree mortality in long-unburned, fire dependent forests: a synthesis. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-238. Fort Collins,CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 71 p. http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_gtr238.pdf