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Effects of Fire on Steep Mountain Slopes in Central Arizona

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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

Affiliations: Forest ecologist and agricultural aide, Southwestern Forest and Range Experiment Station, Tucson, Ariz.

Publication date: August 1, 1944

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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