Forest fuel characterization at the Quesnel airport (fuel management treatment unit 14A). Collecting forest stand data as inputs to fuel management tools

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Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
MacKinnon, Brandon
Marinescu, Marian
Date
May 2020
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
-pronged research approach. Firstly, the Forestry group measured machine productivity and analyzed
Author
Hvenegaard, Steven
MacKinnon, Brandon
Marinescu, Marian
Date
May 2020
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
38 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Forestry
Biodiversity
Fuel-load
Wildfire
FPI TR
Costs
Series Number
Technical Report ; TR 2020 n.38
Language
English
Abstract
The City of Quesnel has applied an innovative selective harvesting technique in a mature Douglas-fir forest stand with the objectives of maintaining biodiversity and reducing fuel-load buildup and consequent wildfire threat. FPInnovations researchers monitored and documented the harvesting operations and measured machine productivity to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of the operation.
To support the assessment of fuel-load reduction, FPInnovations' Wildfire Operations group conducted fuel-sampling activities to produce a pre-harvest forest fuel inventory. The inventory data were converted to formats to be applied in two fuel-management tools: a photo guide of the pre-treatment fuel environment and a dataset that can be input to FuelCalBC
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