Lecture 20: Forest Fires
Trying to make sure the forest stays healthy, not the number of trees
create better habitat in long run
Example on Test:
*Pine Beetle no longer has the same cold winters.
Winters used to kill most of pine beetles.
Decade without long period of coldness
Lots of dead trees=fire risk
Crown Fires: very dangerous; out of control--> can't really be contained
-involving the whole tree being burned
Head Fire: area of fire which is actually moving to something
-part of fire that is moving is head
-big enough, then can have 2 head fires that are ACTIVELY SPREADING
Perimeter Control: trying to contain it with fire lines?
fuels are removed and soils are exposed
-trying to create a line with fire going across