Today we released our Type Two Treatment video!
This treatment method is used in areas that have been previously harvested to reduce fuel loads and initiate climate change adaptation using a merchantable understory removal / overstory retention approach. The harvest pass creates an open forest of established large trees of fire resistant species, per the SIFCo WUI stocking standards. The Type 2 post harvest treatment completes the creation of a fuel managed area by removing sub-merchantable understory stems, ladder fuels, and fine fuels. Our Type 2 treatment uses an excavator to pile concentrations of fine and medium fuels for disposal. Following the machine piling phase, the hand treatment crew go through the unit to address remaining fuel loads.
The video documents this process and explains how it is used as part of our 'Slocan Valley WIldfire Protection Plan'