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Title

Interpretation of fire scar data from a ponderosa pine ecosystem in the Central Rocky Mountains, Colorado
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Richard D. Laven; Philip N. Omi; James G. Wyant; A. S. Pinkerton
Editor(s): Marvin A. Stokes; John H. Dieterich
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Colorado
  • fire chronology
  • fire frequency
  • fire interval
  • fire scars
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • ponderosa pine
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Record Last Modified: November 16, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 16335

Description

Fire scar data from twenty ponderosa pine trees located in the Central Rocky Mountains, Colorado, were used to determine fire frequencies by historical era, fire size, topographic position and slope aspect. The average mean interval between fires is somewhat larger than in other parts of ponderosa pine's range.

Citation:
Laven, R. D.; Omi, Philip N.; Wyant, James G.; Pinkerton, A. S. 1980. Interpretation of fire scar data from a ponderosa pine ecosystem in the Central Rocky Mountains, Colorado. Pages 46-49 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.