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A method for determining fire history in coniferous forests in the Mountain West

Posted date: March 28, 2008
Publication Year: 
1977
Authors: Arno, Stephen F.; Sneck, Kathy M.
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-42. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 28 p.

Abstract

Describes a method for determining historic fire 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.

Citation

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.