To Burn or Not to Burn: Fire and Chaparral Management in Southern California
Abstract:Fire hazard is high in the chaparral type of southern California but the highly flammable vegetation, rugged topography, and strong, dry winds necessitate protection from wildfires by means other than, or additional to, prescribed burning to remove the fuel. Frequent burns on steep slopes can degrade the soils and flora and cause serious off-site damages.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Retired National Fire Specialist, Cooperative Fire Protection, State and Private Forestry, USDA Forest Service
Publication date: 1980-02-01
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