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Forestry Practices Tour, September 21, 2017

Location: Soldier Summit, Utah

Background: Twenty-eight participants attended the Timber Harvest Tour, where Douglas-fir and aspen were pyrolyized in simple, low-cost kilns and made into biochar as part of a forest health improvement project.

Objective: The objectives of these projects are to introduce a new method for making biochar that is portable, low-cost, and widely accessible. By introducing this technique to the Utah wildland fire community, arborists, Extension agents, loggers and landowners as a means of hazardous fuels reduction, the UBRG hopes to encourage the use of kilns for making biochar and as a result, reduce hazardous fuels in Utah.

Partners: Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands, Lone Peak Conservation Center, Intermountain Society of American Foresters, Utah Biomass Resources Group