A Controlled Burn Reduces the Impact of a Subsequent Wildfire in a Ponderosa Pine Vegetation Type
Authors: Wagle, R. F.; Eakle, Thomas W.
Source: Forest Science, Volume 25, Number 1, 1 March 1979 , pp. 123-129(7)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:A controlled burn one year prior to the advent of wildfire effectively reduced the impact of a subsequent wildfire on a ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forest overstory, the surface vegetation, and the organic layers of the soil characteristic of an adjacent area on the same slope and in the same vegetation type not control burned. Changes in the surface vegetation and soil organic layers caused by wildfire on the area not control burned were greatest on the steepest slope and least on the level. Soil fertility levels varied with fire history. Forest Sci. 25:123-129.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Graduate Student, University of Arizona, Tucson
Publication date: March 1, 1979
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