• Ashe juniper invasion is a widespread issue on Texas and Oklahoma rangelands. Increased densities of Ashe juniper trees increase the risk of wildfire and decrease herbaceous forage production. • Browsing animals, such as goats, are one tool that can be used to effectively reduce juniper fuel. • In order to estimate the available biomass, allometric measurements were compared against three-dimensional Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) scans of whole juniper plants. • Accurate measurements of standing juniper browse and fuel load can be vital information for decision support of grazing management and wildland fire mitigation, especially in the ever-growing wildland-urban interface.
- fuel load
- targeted grazing
- wildland-urban interface
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law