White Paper April, 2010
A common concern among forest managers today is how best to manage forests using prescribed fires while simultaneously minimizing carbon emissions. In light of increased public awareness concerning climate change, the need to reduce carbon emissions into the atmosphere is a top priority around the world. Therefore, research into the most optimal forest management practices that reduce carbon emissions have been conducted in various regions and contiguous forested tracts. Further, models of carbon emissions produced by various forest management practices have been developed to shed light on those that are the most suitable for sustainable management of a forest ecosystem while minimizing the release of carbon.