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Michigan Technological University Sustainable Futures Institute
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931
Phone: 906.487.3612
Fax: 906.487.2943
e-mail: sfi@mtu.edu
     

  Characterizing Lessons Learned from Federal Biomass Removal Projects
Principal Investigator: Kathleen Halvorsen
Sponsor: Joint Fire Science Program (DOE & USDA)
Award Amount: $187,000
Project Duration: 2007 - 2009
Project Summary:

This project uses case studies to identify barriers and lessons learned from biomass utilization projects on federal land.

The project collects information about ongoing biomass removal cases by region - on Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and tribal lands - and assesses the degree to which project actions have successfully led to sustained biomass utilization.

Under the National Fire Plan and Healthy Forest Restoration Act, biomass utilization is identified as a high priority for sustaining fuels reduction work necessary to reduce fire risk for communities.

Both Michigan Technological University and the US Forest Service Northern Research Station are dedicated to discovering ways in which this utilization can take place that sustains both ecological and social systems.

   

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