Fuelbed

n. A combination of one or more fuel strata.

 

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A fuelbed is similar to a fuel complex—the two terms are often used synonymously; however, a fuelbed does not necessarily refer to all fuel strata present (as does a fuel complex). For example, the term fuelbed may refer to only the surface fuel strata (the shrub, non-woody vegetation (grass and herbs), woody vegetation, and litter/lichen/moss fuel strata).