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Prescribed fire applications: Restoring ecological structure and process in ponderosa pine forestsAuthor(s): Michael G. Harrington
Source: In: Hardy, Colin C.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. The use of fire in forest restoration. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-341. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. p. 41.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Intermountain Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionThe decision to include the fire process as part of a restoration treatment for a particular forest site is most logically made in conjunction with the decision for a silvicultural treatment. In other words, forest managers do not typically wait to visually or quantitatively evaluate the post harvest site before deciding whether or not to apply fire. Each phase of the restoration effort can effectively relieve only certain aspects of forest problems. So, silviculture and fire are complementary.
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CitationHarrington, Michael G. 1996. Prescribed fire applications: Restoring ecological structure and process in ponderosa pine forests. In: Hardy, Colin C.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. The use of fire in forest restoration. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-341. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. p. 41.
Keywordsfire ecology, fire regimes, forest restoration, prescribed fire, ecological structure, ponderosa pine
- Geographic variation in ponderosa pine leader growth
- Silvicultural recommendations for the management of ponderosa pine forest
- Ecology of southwestern ponderosa pine forests
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