Effects of prescribed fire on wildlife and wildlife habitat in selected ecosystems of North AmericaAuthor(s): William M. Block; L. Mike Conner; Paul A. Brewer; Paulette Ford; Jonathan Haufler; Andrea Litt; Ronald E. Masters; Laura R. Mitchell; Jane Park
Source: Technical Review 16-01. Bethesda, MD: The Wildlife Society. 69 p.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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Effects of prescribed fire on wildlife and wildlife habitat in selected ecosystems of North America
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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CitationBlock, 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.
Keywordsprescribed fire, management tool, wildlife habitats, ecosystems
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