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A method for determining fire history in coniferous forests in the Mountain West

Author(s):

Stephen F. Arno
Kathy M. Sneck

Year:

1977

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Intermountain Forest Experiment Station

Source:

Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-42. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 28 p.

Description

Describes a method for determining historic fire frequency, intensity, and size from cross sections collected from fire-scarred trees and tree age classes determined through increment borings. Tells how to interpret the influence of fire in stand composition and structure and how to identify effects of modern fire suppression.

Citation

Arno, Stephen F.; Sneck, Kathy M. 1977. A method for determining fire history in coniferous forests in the Mountain West. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-42. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 28 p.

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