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    Author(s): Theresa Jain; Tara M. Barrett
    Date: 2011
    Source: In: Barrett, Tara M.; Christensen, Glenn A., eds. Forests of southeast and south-central Alaska, 2004-2008: Five-year forest inventory and analysis report. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-835. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. p. 70-74.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Most of the coastal Alaska inventory unit is part of the temperate rain-forest biome, and fire is an extremely rare event. However, for the western side of the Kenai Peninsula and the Cook Inlet region, fire is a common source of natural disturbance (fig. 50). Although wildfires are a normal part of the disturbance regime for this region, urban growth and associated infrastructure raises the risk of increasing potential loss from fire.

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    Jain, Theresa; Barrett, Tara M. 2011. The western Kenai Peninsula: An opportunity to study fire and its effects on soils and trees. In: Barrett, Tara M.; Christensen, Glenn A., eds. Forests of southeast and south-central Alaska, 2004-2008: Five-year forest inventory and analysis report. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-835. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. p. 70-74.

    Keywords

    wildfire, disturbance regime, Kenai Peninsula, Cook Inlet region

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