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Effects of ecosystem-based management treatmentsAuthor(s): Michael G. Harrington; Carl E. Fiedler; Stephen F. Arno; Ward W. McCaughey; Leon J. Theroux; Clinton E. Carlson; Kristin L. Zouhar; Thomas H. DeLuca; Donald J. Bedunah; Dayna M. Ayers; Elizabeth A. Beringer; Sallie J. Hejl; Lynn Bacon; Robert E. Benson; Jane Kapler Smith; Rick Floch
Source: In: Smith, Helen Y.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. Eighty-eight years of change in a managed ponderosa pine forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-23. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 27-45
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThe prescribed burn treatments were applied to reduce pre-existing and new slash fuel loadings, reduce understory tree density to lower crown fire potential, stimulate vigor of decadent understory vegetation, produce mineral seedbeds for seral species establishment, and increase availability of mineral nutrients. To test the feasibility of prescribed burning under a broad range of conditions without producing undesirable effects, several burn treatments were compared. Three contrasting burn treatments were applied in the shelterwood and commercial thinning studies and two burn treatments in the selection study.
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CitationHarrington, Michael G.; Fiedler, Carl E.; Arno, Stephen F.; McCaughey, Ward W.; Theroux, Leon J.; Carlson, Clinton E.; Zouhar, Kristin L.; DeLuca, Thomas H.; Bedunah, Donald J.; Ayers, Dayna M.; Beringer, Elizabeth A.; Hejl, Sallie J.; Bacon, Lynn; Benson, Robert E.; Smith, Jane Kapler; Floch, Rick. 1999. Effects of ecosystem-based management treatments. In: Smith, Helen Y.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. Eighty-eight years of change in a managed ponderosa pine forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-23. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 27-45
Keywordsecosystem-based management, forest succession, prescribed fire, prescribed burn treatments
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