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Fire history of western redcedar/hemlock forests in northern Idaho

Author(s): Stephen F. Arno, Dan H. Davis
Year Published: 1980

Evidence of fire history over the past few centuries was gathered in two areas (totaling 30,000 acres; 6000 ha) for fire management planning. Findings are some of the first detailed data for western redcedar-hemlock forests. On upland habitat types fires of variable intensities generally occurred at 50-to-150-year intervals, often having a major effect on forest succession. On wet and subalpine habitat types fires were infrequent and generally small.

Citation: Arno, Stephen F.; Davis, Dan H. 1980. Fire history of western redcedar/hemlock forests in northern Idaho. In: Stokes, Marvin A.; Dieterich, John H., eds. Proceedings of the Fire History Workshop; 1980 October 20-24; Tucson, AZ. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-81. Ft. Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. p. 21-26.
Topic(s): Fire History, Frequency, Fire Regime, Fire Intensity / Burn Severity
Ecosystem(s): Montane wet mixed-conifer forest
Document Type: Conference Proceedings, Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 12041
FRAMES RCS number: 16329
Record updated: May 24, 2018