The "Unnatural Fuel Buildup" Issue
Contribution to Book
Proceedings - Symposium and Workshop on Wilderness Fire
Fuel buildup is a natural process that can become unnatural when certain kinds and amounts of fuel extend uncommonly across landscape. Unnatural fuel buildups occur more readily in short-interval types than in long-interval types and may never occur in some long-interval types. A knowledge of fuel buildup is important in planning how to introduce fire successfully but not in determining the need for it.
Brown, J. (1983). Unatural fuel buildup issue, pp. 127-128 in: JE Lotan et al (eds) Proceedings - Symposium and Workshop on Wilderness Fire. USDA Forest Service Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, General Technical Report INT-128.