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Ecological uncertainty of fuel breaks in the sagebrush steppe - Great Basin Fire Science Exchange
View paper. Linear fuel breaks may help reduce wildfire intensity and spread, and at the same time improve firefighting effectiveness, but their ecological impacts may include habitat loss and fragmentation, as well as facilitation of species movement. There is very little peer‐reviewed science available to inform land managers about the ecological effects of fuel breaks. …