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Operations Research Techniques in Wildfire Fuel Management

Gillen C. P., Matsypura D., Prokopyev O.
Wildfires are a naturally occurring phenomenon in many places of 4 the world. While they perform a number of important ecological functions, the 5 proximity of human activities to forest landscapes requires a measure of control/pre- 6 paredness to address safety concerns and mitigate damage. An important technique 7 utilized by forest managers is that of wildfire fuel management, in which a portion 8 of the available combustible material in the forest is disposed of through a variety 9 of fuel treatment activities. A number of operations research approaches have been 10 applied to locate and schedule these fuel treatment activities, and herein we review 11 and discuss the various models and approaches in the literature