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    Author(s): Stephen F. Arno; Michael G. Harrington
    Date: 1999
    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. 47-49
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    The 88-year photo sequences, descriptions of historical changes, and the initial results from ecosystembased management treatments at Lick Creek portray a dynamic, ever-changing forest. The goals of ecosystem- based management at Lick Creek are to continuously maintain an open forest containing old growth as well as younger age classes of ponderosa pine. Half a century ago, Weaver (1943) and Biswell (1963) recognized that ponderosa pine forests were dependent on frequent low-intensity fires and that forest managers need to substitute prescribed fire for historical fires, often in combination with other fuel treatments and silvicultural thinning.

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    Arno, Stephen F.; Harrington, Michael G. 1999. Concluding remarks. 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. 47-49

    Keywords

    ecosystem-based management, forest succession, prescribed fire

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