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Fire ecology of Lolo National Forest habitat types

Author(s): Kathleen M. Davis, Bruce D. Clayton, William C. Fischer
Year Published: 1980

This report summarizes available information on fire as an ecological factor for forest habitat types occurring on the Lolo National Forest. The Lolo National Forest habitat types are grouped into 10 Fire Groups based primarily on fire's role in forest succession. For each Fire Group, information is presented on (1) the relationship of major tree species to fire, (2) forest fuels, (3) the natural role of fire, (4) fire and plant succession, and (5) relative fire management considerations.

Citation: Davis, Kathleen M.; Clayton, Bruce D.; Fischer, William C. 1980. Fire ecology of Lolo National Forest habitat types. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-79. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 77 p.
Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Fire History
Ecosystem(s): Alpine forest/krummholz, Alpine/subalpine shrubland/meadow, Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna, Juniper woodland
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 11913
FRAMES RCS number: 13918
Record updated: Mar 22, 2018