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Fire regimes and ecoregionsAuthor(s): Robert G. Bailey
Source: In: Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina Sue; Audin, Lisa, eds. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 7-18.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionThe public land management agencies are phasing in a radically new approach to land management. They are shifting from their focus on individual resources to a more holistic approach of managing whole ecosystems. Fire-excluded systems are prone to changes in composition and density and are susceptible to catastrophic fire and invasion by non-native species. The cause of the problem in many areas includes more than a century of fire exclusion and suppression along with increased human development at the wildland-urban interface. Grazing and logging have also contributed to this problem.
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CitationBailey, Robert G. 2010. Fire regimes and ecoregions. In: Elliot, William J.; Miller, Ina Sue; Audin, Lisa, eds. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the western United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-231. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 7-18.
Keywordscumulative effects, watershed, wildfire, fuel management, water quality, soil erosion
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