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Fire regimes and ecoregions

Posted date: January 12, 2010
Publication Year: 
2010
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General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: In: Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina Sue; Audin, Lisa, eds. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 7-18.
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Abstract

The public land management agencies are phasing in a radically new approach to land management. They are shifting from their focus on individual resources to a more holistic approach of managing whole ecosystems. Fire-excluded systems are prone to changes in composition and density and are susceptible to catastrophic fire and invasion by non-native species. The cause of the problem in many areas includes more than a century of fire exclusion and suppression along with increased human development at the wildland-urban interface. Grazing and logging have also contributed to this problem.

Citation

Bailey, Robert G. 2010. Fire regimes and ecoregions. In: Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina Sue; Audin, Lisa, eds. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 7-18.