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The BLM does not allow this kind of land management.
Removing dead trees and other fuels can effectively reduce the risk of fire damage at a
local scale, e.g., in the immediate vicinity of a home or community. However, the effectiveness of
harvest in reducing fire risk over larger areas, e.g., a forest landscape, is less clear. Conventional timber harvest may do little to reduce fire risk at any scale if it removes primarily large trees, because smaller trees, brush, and dead fuels often are the major carriers of a spreading fire. Harvesting smaller trees and removing small fuels may more effectively reduce fire risk (Figure 12).
Annually, the BLM completes about 15,000 acres of fuels reduction projects in the state. Colorado focuses its fuels reduction efforts on areas near communities known as the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). About 68 percent of the acres treated for fuels reduction in Colorado are focused within the WUI. The remaining 32 percent of fuels work is designed to enhance and sustain healthy ecosystems.
Originally posted by Sachyriel
reply to post by ItsEvolutionBaby
It's not 404'd right click and select copy link location, paste is and add the un Hyperlinked text after it, it should read RecentForestInsectOutbreaksandFireRiskinCOForests.pdf after the slash.