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Keyword: fire interval

Fine-scale spatial climate variation and drought mediate the likelihood of reburning

Publications Posted on: March 27, 2018
In many forested ecosystems, it is increasingly recognized that the probability of burning is substantially reduced within the footprint of previously burned areas.

Big sagebrush: A sea fragmented into lakes, ponds, and puddles

Publications Posted on: May 12, 2016
Pioneers traveling along the Oregon Trail from western Nebraska, through Wyoming and southern Idaho and into eastern Oregon, referred to their travel as an 800 mile journey through a sea of sagebrush, mainly big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata). Today approximately 50 percent of the sagebrush sea has given way to agriculture, cities and towns, and other human developments.

Defining old growth for fire-adapted forests of the Western United States

Publications Posted on: December 17, 2007
There are varying definitions of old-growth forests because of differences in environment and differing fire influence across the Intermountain West.