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Author Nick, Andrea Lynne, author.
Title Efficacy of fire suppression repair techniques in preventing soil erosion on dozer lines in the San Gabriel Mountains / by Andrea Lynne Nick.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  G77 .Z95 2012 N53eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (viii, 190 pages) : illustrations, photographs, maps, color.
Content Type text
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Format online resource
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Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 74-80).
Summary Fuel breaks are frequently utilized in wildland fire suppression campaigns to contain fires. Dozer lines are one type of fuel breaks that are used to aggressively fight fire. These types of fuel breaks are considered to be destructive to the landscape by resource managers and thus undergo a repair process to remedy damage once the fire is contained. Currently, no research has been conducted on the effectiveness of repair techniques on preventing soil erosion. This study examines the effectiveness of one technique known as the slash. Thirty-two 3 x 5 meter plots were installed on dozer lines within the burn area of the Largo Vista fire near Pearblossom, California. Sediment yield and grain characteristics were examined from yields produced by winter precipitation and one summer thunderstorm event. Results were highly variable, and no decisive conclusions could be made regarding the effectiveness of slash preventing soil erosion on dozer lines.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on July 12, 2012).
Subject Fuelbreaks -- California, Southern.
Soil erosion -- California, Southern.
Soil conservation -- California, Southern.
Wildfires -- California, Southern -- Prevention and control.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Geography.
OCLC number 850496041