Changing Climatic Conditions Effects on Landscapes

Landscape Heterogeneity

What should be avoided is creating large patches of homogenous forest structure simply to affect fire behavior. The attractiveness of mechanical treatments followed by burn treatments as a rapid means of achieving forest restoration goals is tempered somewhat by tradeoffs in effects, as the combination treatment tends to increase cover of exotics and decrease cover of coarse woody debris, which offers key habitat for ...more »

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Changing Climatic Conditions Effects on Landscapes

Managing for Resilience

The Cohesive Strategy includes a goal for building resilient landscapes in the face of climate change. Perhaps this group can clarify how to set measurable objectives that would lead us to achieving this. We have oriented our fire management goals around restoring fire regimes for decades. Is this still appropriate considering that the climate is shifting? The term "resilience" is so ambiguous that it makes a poor ...more »

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