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Yellowstone National Park and the summer of fire

Author(s): Diane M. Smith
Year Published: 2013

Because of their close relationships with fires, western forest ecosystems are considered fire dependent. If we hope to sustain the communities of trees, plants, and animals that characterize these wildland forests, we need to understand the natural role of fire, changes brought about by suppressing fire, and alternatives for restoring some reasonable semblance of the natural fire process (Arno and Allison-Bunnell, 2002).

Citation: Smith, Diane. 2013. Yellowstone National Park and the summer of fire. Rural Connections. 7(1): 31-34.
Topic(s): Fire Communication & Education, Public Perspectives of Fire Management, Fire Effects, Recovery after fire, Resilience
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 11997
FRAMES RCS number: 15232
Record updated: Jul 27, 2018