Fire history of western redcedar/hemlock forests in northern Idaho
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Stephen F. Arno; Dan H. Davis
Editor(s): Marvin A. Stokes; John H. Dieterich
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

  • disturbance
  • Douglas-fir
  • fire frequency
  • fire intervals
  • fire management
  • fire scar analysis
  • forest management
  • histories
  • Idaho
  • Larix occidentalis
  • Pinus monticola
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • Thuja plicata
  • Tsuga heterophylla
  • western hemlock
  • western larch
  • western redcedar
  • western white pine
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildlife habitat management
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Record Last Modified: November 16, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 16329
Tall Timbers Record Number: 1545
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:RM-81
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Evidence of fire history over the past few centuries was gathered in two areas (totaling 30,000 acres; 6000 ha) for fire management planning. Findings are some of the first detailed data for western redcedar-hemlock forests. On upland habitat types fires of variable intensities generally occurred at 50-to-150-year intervals, often having a major effect on forest succession. On wet and subalpine habitat types fires were infrequent and generally small.

Arno, Stephen F.; Davis, Dan H. 1980. Fire history of western redcedar/hemlock forests in northern Idaho. Pages 21-26 in: Stokes, Marvin A.; Dieterich, John H. (editors), Proceedings of the Fire History Workshop: October 20-24, 1980, Tucson, Arizona. General Technical Report RM-GTR-81. Ft. Collins, CO: US Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 142 p.