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    Author(s): Shannon K. Murphy; Janet L. Fryer
    Date: 2019
    Source: In: Fire Effects Information System. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. Online: https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/fire_regimes/Columbia_GB_juniper/all.html.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    This synthesis summarizes information available in the scientific literature on historical patterns and contemporary changes in fuels and fire regimes in juniper communities of the Columbia and northern Great basins. Limited evidence suggests that many presettlement juniper woodlands and savannas had open stand structures, and they typically occurred in claypan soils or shallow soils on rocky sites. Few fire history studies have been conducted in these regions, and sample sizes were small and methodologies challenging, so historical fire regimes are poorly understood. Information was lacking for fire regimes of Utah and Rocky Mountain juniper communities in the regions covered in this synthesis; thus, fire regime information comes from western juniper communities.

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    Murphy, Shannon K.; Fryer, Janet L. 2019. Fire regimes of juniper communities in the Columbia and northern Great basins. In: Fire Effects Information System. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory. Online: https://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/fire_regimes/Columbia_GB_juniper/all.html.

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    fire regimes, juniper communities, western juniper, Utah juniper, Rocky Mountain juniper

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