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Keyword: fire return intervals (FRI)

Long Valley Experimental Forest

Experimental Forests and Ranges Posted on: September 09, 2015
The Long Valley Experimental Forest encompasses two sections (1,280 ac) of ponderosa pine forests about 46 miles south of Flagstaff, Arizona.

Returning fire to the mountains: can we successfully restore the ecological role of pre-Euroamerican fire regimes to the Sierra Nevada?

Publications Posted on: February 27, 2006
This paper examines the resultant conditions of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park’s burn program relative to knowledge about past fire regimes in this ecosystem. Estimates of past fire-return intervals provide management direction and were used to develop approximations of area burned prior to Euroamerican settlement. This information was used to develop simple methods to compare fire management achievements against historic benchmarks.