This research project aims to improve current fuel accumulation curves in the Woodland Heath fuel type. To do this, we have developed a new quantitative field method for assessing fuel hazard based on the modification of the Overall Fuel Hazard Assessment Guide (OFHG) 4th edition. Our field method includes more objective quantitative measurements so data collected will be more consistent and reliable. This quality field data will be used to derive new fuel curves for the Woodland Heath based on changes over time following fire (time since fire) and will also be used to explore potential landscape drives of fuel hazard.
Project timeline: 03/2021 – 12/2021