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Fuel management in the Subtropical and Savanna divisionsAuthor(s): Kenneth W. Outcalt
Source: In: LaFayette, Russell; Brooks, Maureen T.; Potyondy, John P.; Audin, Lisa; Krieger, Suzanne L.; Trettin, Carl C. Eds. 2012. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the Eastern United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-161. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 117-149.
Publication Series: Book Chapter
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionThe Subtropical Division (230) and Savanna Division (410), both based on Bailey’s (1996) ecoregions, are found in the Southern United States (http://www.na.fs.fed.us/fire/cwedocs/map%20new_divisions.pdf). The Subtropical Division occupies the southern Atlantic and Gulf coastal areas. It is characterized by a humid subtropical climate with hot humid summers (chapter 3). It has no pronounced dry season but precipitation is normally higher during summer. Soils are strongly leached and rich in iron and aluminum oxides. The natural vegetation throughout much of the Subtropical Division is forest. It includes the Outer Coastal Plain Mixed Forest Province, the Southeastern Mixed Forest Province (which occupies the inner Coastal Plain area), and the Lower Mississippi Riverine Forest Province (McNab and Avers 1994).
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CitationOutcalt, Kenneth W. 2012. Fuel management in the Subtropical and Savanna divisions. In: LaFayette, Russell; Brooks, Maureen T.; Potyondy, John P.; Audin, Lisa; Krieger, Suzanne L.; Trettin, Carl C. Eds. 2012. Cumulative watershed effects of fuel management in the Eastern United States. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-161. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 117-149.
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