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    Author(s): Elmer W. Shaw
    Date: 1953
    Source: USDA Forest Service PNW Old Series Research Paper No. 9: 1-19
    Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Late in the summer of 1951 the Port Angeles and Western Railroad fire (commonly called the Forks fire) killed more than a half billion board feet of timber. An area approximately 20 miles long and 2-1/2 miles wide, covering 32,668 acres, was burned. It included fine virgin timber, thrifty plantations, ranch lands, reproduction areas, advanced young growth, logged-off land, and slashings.

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    Shaw, Elmer W. 1953. Direct seeding experiments on the 1951 Forks Burn. USDA Forest Service PNW Old Series Research Paper No. 9: 1-19

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