Natural Fire in Subalpine Meadows: A Case Description from the Sierra Nevada
During a severe drought in the summer of 1977, a lightning-ignited fire entered and spread throughout Ellis Meadow (elevation 8,800 feet) in Kings Canyon National Park in the southern Sierra Nevada of California. This is the first time that a naturally ignited fire has been documented as burning a significant portion of a Sierran subalpine meadow. It provides evidence that fires may have significantly influenced the evolution and maintenance of these high-elevation plant communities.
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Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Research Scientist, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, U.S. Department of the Interior, Three Rivers, California.
Publication date: 1979-08-01
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