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Forest fire history in the Northern Rockies

Author(s): Stephen F. Arno
Year Published: 1980
Description:

Recent fire-scar studies in the northern Rocky Mountains have documented forest fire history over the past few centuries. They reveal that in some forest types fire maintained many-aged open stands of seral trees. In other types, major fires caused replacement of the stands. Often, however, fires burned at variable intensities, creating a mosaic of stands differing in composition and structure.

Citation: Arno, S. F. 1980. Forest fire history in the northern Rockies. Journal of Forestry, 78(8): 460-465.
Topic(s): Fire History, Frequency, Fire Regime, Fire Intensity / Burn Severity
Ecosystem(s): Subalpine wet spruce-fir forest, Subalpine dry spruce-fir forest, Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 13121
TTRS (Tall Timbers Research Station) Number: 1537
Record updated: May 24, 2018