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    Author(s): William M. Block; L. Mike Conner; Paul A. Brewer; Paulette Ford; Jonathan Haufler; Andrea Litt; Ronald E. Masters; Laura R. Mitchell; Jane Park
    Date: 2016
    Source: Technical Review 16-01. Bethesda, MD: The Wildlife Society. 69 p.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Description

    Prescribed fire is applied widely as a management tool in North America to meet various objectives such as reducing fuel loads and fuel continuity, returning fire to an ecosystem, enhancing wildlife habitats, improving forage, preparing seedbeds, improving watershed conditions, enhancing nutrient cycling, controlling exotic weeds, and enhancing resilience from climate change. Regardless of the particular objective, fire affects ecosystem structure, composition, and function in many ways.

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    Citation

    Block, William M.; Conner, L. Mike; Brewer, Paul A.; Ford, Paulette; Haufler, Jonathan; Litt, Andrea; Masters, Ronald E.; Mitchell, Laura R.; Park, Jane. 2016. Effects of prescribed fire on wildlife and wildlife habitat in selected ecosystems of North America. Technical Review 16-01. Bethesda, MD: The Wildlife Society. 69 p.

    Keywords

    prescribed fire, management tool, wildlife habitats, ecosystems

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