Effects of Fire on Steep Mountain Slopes in Central Arizona
Authors: Hendricks, Barnard A.; Johnson, Jerry M.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 42, Number 8, 1 August 1944 , pp. 568-571(4)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Southwestern mountain slopes have high value as multiple-use lands. The immediate and damaging effects of a forest fire on the Sierra Ancha Experimental Forest demonstrate the need for preserving the plant cover on slopes of this character in order to protect soil resources and watershed values. Heavy soil-erosion losses were recorded on the burned area during the summer period immediately following the fire, although no outstanding or exceptional rains occurred.
Document Type: Journal article
Publication date: 1944-08-01
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