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INT-GTR-42: A method for determining fire history in coniferous forests in the Mountain West


Arno, Stephen F.; Sneck, Kathy M. 1977. A method for determining fire history in coniferous forests in the Mountain West. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-42. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 28 p.

Describes a method for determining historic firc frequency, intensity, and size from cross sections collected from fire-scarred trees and tree age classes determined through increment borings. Tells how to interpret the influence of fire in stand composition and structure and how to identify effects of modern fire suppression.

Keywords: fire ecology, fire history, forest ecology, forest fire


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Title: INT-GTR-42: A method for determining fire history in coniferous forests in the Mountain West
Publish Date: March 28, 2008
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March 28, 2008

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