Overview

Basics

Basics
Many aspen stands on the LTBMU are at risk of being lost due to excessive conifer encroachment. This project seeks to restore aspen as the dominant tree in the forest canopy and stimulate regeneration. Restoration methods include conifer thinning and prescribed fire. This project is programmatic; we can restore any at-risk aspen stand on the LTBMU. Our current priorities include: 1) finish restoring a massive stand (Spooner area) with significant cultural value, 2) re-treat stands urgently needing more intensive conifer removal, 3) conduct underburns to restore this natural disturbance, and 4) restore aspen in conjunction with other, adjacent fuel reduction projects (e.g., South Shore).

Implementation
2009
2009
2030
$4,000,000

Brian Garrett (brian.garrett@usda.gov)
06/01/2014
03/31/2022
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