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Fire history and landscape restoration in Douglas-fir ecosystems of western OregonAuthor(s): J. E. Means; J. H. Cissel; F. J. Swanson
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. 61-67.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Intermountain Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionFor thousands of years fire has been a major, natural disturbance in the forest landscape from the Cascade Range westward to the coast in Oregon and Washington (Agee 1993; Brubaker 1991). Viewing the landscape of the central western Cascades in Oregon from a high point, one can see that fires of variable intensity and areal extent have created a complex mosaic of forest patches (Morrison and Swanson 1990).
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CitationMeans, J. E.; Cissel, J. H.; Swanson, F. J. 1996. Fire history and landscape restoration in Douglas-fir ecosystems of western Oregon. 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. 61-67.
Keywordsfire ecology, fire regimes, forest restoration, Douglas-fir ecosystems, Cascade Range
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