Photo Selection

Following the collection of fuels data, digital photos of all fuels transects were taken from plot center. Camera settings were selected to obtain high resolution, high quality photos suitable for publication. The set of photos used in this guide were those that best represented the spectrum of bark beetle-affected fuels observed in endemic, epidemic, and post-epidemic stands when paired with the ‘average’ fuel appraisal and fire prediction outputs. Fuel appraisals or fire behavior predictions for individual photos were not provided due to the variability of fuels encountered in bark beetle-affected stands and because fire behavior estimates were deemed unrealistic at an individual photo scale.