United States Department of Agriculture
In recent years farmers and sportsmen have built many temporary shallow-water impoundments in southern hardwood forests. While the main purpose has been to attract waterfowl, a recent study shows that these forest lakes, if properly managed, can also benefit the timber.
Drainage and Agriculture Impacts onf Fire Frequency in a Southern Illinois Forested Bottomland.
Postsettlement (1909–2003) fire history of a forested bottomland in the Mississippi Embayment of southern Illinois, USA, was determined using fire-scar analysis. The study area is a forested bottomland hardwood site, with remnant pockets of the dominant presettlement bald cypress – tupelo (1919, with agricultural clearing and abandonment varying throughout the...