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INT-RP-219: Predicting success of prescribed fires in pinyon-juniper woodlands in Nevada


Bruner, Allen D.; Klebenow, Donald A. 1979. Predicting success of prescribed fires in pinyon-juniper woodlands in Nevada. Res. Pap. INT-219. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p.

Thirty prescribed burns were attempted in pinyon-juniper woodlands from fall 1974 to fall 1976. These attempts were made out of fire season, during varied atmospheric conditions, and in several pinyon-juniper communities. An analysis of the successful burns provided us with a method for predicting burning success from windspeed, air temperature, and vegetation cover. An igniting technique is also discussed.

Keywords: pinyon-juniper ecology, prescribed fire, burning technique


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Title: IINT-RP-219: Predicting success of prescribed fires in pinyon-juniper woodlands in Nevada
Publish Date: August 3, 2009
Last Update:
August 3, 2009

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