One element of fire risk is forest health, but do you have a good understanding of what a healthy forest really looks like? Maybe not.
On the way to identifying smart ways to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire, we all need to get a better grip on what makes a healthy forest.
The severity of a catastrophic wildfire results from many different factors, one of which can be how much fuel is available for a fire to grow quickly once it ignites. Managing the amount of fuel on the land in ways that benefit overall forest health is something that scientists have spent a great deal time of time studying.
Read about fuel treatments in this fact sheet from the U.S. Department of Agriculture >>