The development of a Southern Appalachian Mountain fuels photo seriesThis article is part of a larger document. View the larger document here.
The use of a fuels photo series to characterize potential combustibles and adequately anticipate and predict potential wildfire and prescribed fire behavior and effects in a given area is a practice that began nearly 50 years ago. These photo series are regional in nature and have tended to characterize the variability in Western United States fuel complexes in finer detail than Eastern United States fuel complexes. Managers and practitioners have long expressed great interest in a more site-specific, Southern Appalachian Mountain fuels photo series. In this article, we present the developmental framework for a new Southern Appalachian Mountain fuels photo series that was created in 2019 (Coates and others 2019).