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Quantifying the consequences of fire suppression in two California national parksAuthor(s): Carol Miller; Brett Davis
Source: The George Wright Forum. 26(1): 76-88.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionExcluding fire can have untold ecological effects. Decades of fire suppression in national parks and other protected areas have altered natural fire regimes, vegetation, and wildlife habitat (Chang 1996; Keane et al. 2002). Management actions to suppress lightning-ignited wildfires removes one of the most important natural processes from fire-dependent ecosystems, and yet resource specialists currently have no way of measuring or monitoring the effects of these actions.
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CitationMiller, Carol; Davis, Brett. 2009. Quantifying the consequences of fire suppression in two California national parks. The George Wright Forum. 26(1): 76-88.
Keywordsfire suppression, prescribed fire, restoration, national parks, California, Fire Return Interval Departure (FRID) Index
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