Document


Title

Fire history in the yellow pine forest of Kings Canyon National Park
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Thomas E. Warner
Editor(s): Marvin A. Stokes; John H. Dieterich
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • fire exclusion
  • fire frequency
  • fire scar
  • fire scar analysis
  • Jeffrey pine
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • lightning caused fires
  • Native Americans
  • pine forests
  • Pinus jeffreyi
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • ponderosa pine
  • yellow pine
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Record Last Modified: November 17, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 16350
Tall Timbers Record Number: 1555
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:RM-81
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

Preliminary results of an on-going fire scar study in the yellow pine forest of Kings Canyon National Park indicate a mean fire frequency per individual tree of approximately 11 years for the period 1775 until 1909, the date of the last recorded fire scar on sampled trees. For the entire area sampled (approximately 400 acres) there was a fire on an average of once every 3.5 years.

Citation:
Warner, Thomas E. 1980. Fire history in the yellow pine forest of Kings Canyon National Park. Pages 89-92 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.