Fire effects in southwestern forests: proceedings of the Second La Mesa Fire Symposium; 1994 March 29-31; Los Alamos, New Mexico
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Editor(s): Craig D. Allen
Publication Year: 1996

Cataloging Information

  • arthropods
  • avifauna
  • Cervus elaphus
  • elk
  • fire management
  • flood history
  • fungi
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Record Last Modified: May 25, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 14165


In 1977, the La Mesa Fire burned across 15,444 acres of ponderosa pine forests on the adjoining lands of Bandelier National Monument, the Santa Fe National Forest, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Following this event, several fire effects studies were initiated. The 16 papers herein document longer-term knowledge gained about the ecological effects of the fire and about Southwestern fire ecology in general. The presentations are also designed to give resource managers practical information for managing fire in local landscapes. Studies presented range from fire histories and avifauna to geomorphology and arthropods.

Online Link(s):
Allen, Craig D. (technical editor). 1996. Fire effects in southwestern forests: Proceedings of the second La Mesa Fire symposium; 1994 March 29-31; Los Alamos, New Mexico. General Technical Report RM-GTR-286. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 216 p.