Land use and fire history in the mountains of southern California
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Joe R. McBride; Diana F. Jacobs
Editor(s): Marvin A. Stokes; John H. Dieterich
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

  • Abies concolor
  • California black oak
  • chaparral
  • coastal sage scrub
  • fire frequency
  • fire scar
  • Jeffrey pine
  • land use
  • Pinus jeffreyi
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • ponderosa pine
  • Quercus kelloggii
  • white pine
  • yellow pine
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Record Last Modified: November 17, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 16347


Fire frequencies are related to periods of land use in the mountains of Southern California. Differences in fire frequencies were found for coastal sage scrub, chaparral, and yellow pine forest types between various sets of the Native American, Spanish-Mexican, American Pioneer, and Modern American land use periods. Analysis of fire maps was employed in the scrub; ring counts were used between fire scars in the forest types.

McBride, Joe R.; Jacobs, Diana F. 1980. Land use and fire history in the mountains of southern California. Pages 85-88 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.