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    Author(s): James K. Agee
    Date: 1996
    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. 72-73.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Intermountain Forest Experiment Station
    PDF: View PDF  (200 B)

    Description

    Fire has influenced both the morphology of species and their distribution for millions of years. Prescribed fire may be necessary to meet ecological restoration objectives, but reintroducing fire is a complex task. Fire may have undesirable effects if it is reintroduced outside of its "historical range of variability," or where the ecosystem has undergone major shifts in species composition or structure due to fire exclusion. Oregon white oak or Garry oak (Quercus garryana) woodlands and their associated prairies are a good example of this problem (Griffin 1977).

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    Agee, James K. 1996. Fire in restoration of Oregon white oak woodlands. 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. 72-73.

    Keywords

    fire ecology, fire regimes, forest restoration, white oak, Quercus garryana, Oregon

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