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Fuels Management

The treatment of fuels that would otherwise interfere with effective fire management or control. For instance prescribed fire can reduce the amount of fuels that accumulate on the forest floor before the fuels become so heavy that a natural wildfire in the area would be explosive and impossible to control.

Fuels treatment

The rearrangement or disposal of fuels to reduce fire hazard or to accomplish other resource management objectives.


Wood cut into short lengths for burning.


All the processes within an ecosystem through which the elements interact such as succession the food chain, fire, weather, and the hydrologic cycle.


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