Fire and Fuel Accumulation in a Giant Sequoia Forest

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Studies of downed woody fuel and of litter and duff accumulation in the sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum [Lindl.] Buchh.)-mixed conifer forest of Kings Canyon National Park in California showed that prescribed burning removed much of the fuel which had accumulated during 60 years of fire suppression. Within seven years after prescribed burning, fuel was again sufficient to support a fire.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Research Scientist, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, U.S. Department of the Interior, Three Rivers, California

Publication date: February 1, 1978

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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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