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AMSET comments on East Bay Hills Fire Reduction EIS

removing the eucalyptus overstory increases fire risk

doc-titleAMSET Comments following review of issues related to East Bay Hills Hazardous Fire Risk Reduction Draft EIS
quoteRemoval of the eucalyptus overstory would reduce the amount of shading on surface fuels, increase the wind speeds to the forest floor, reduce the relative humidity at the forest floor, increase the fuel temperature, and reduce fuel moisture. These factors may increase the probability of ignition over current conditions.
sourceAMSET (USDA Forest Service) on the East Bay Hills Fire Risk Reduction EIS