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The carbon conundrum - fire and fuel management in fire-prone forests.

Author(s) or contact(s): P.W. Daigle and C.C. Dymond
Source: Forest Science Program
Subject: Climate, Fire Management, Forestry General
Series: Extension Note
Other details:  Published 2010. Hardcopy is available.


Natural resource managers face a conundrum: when do fire management activities increase sources or sinks of greenhouse gases? This extension note describes forest carbon (C) dynamics and approaches for dealing with carbon stocks and flows while managing for fire and a full range of natural resource values.

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Updated May 11, 2010