Effects of fire on temperate forests: western United States
Document Type: Book Chapter
Author(s): Harold Weaver
Editor(s): Theodore T. Kozlowski; Clifford E. Ahlgren
Publication Year: 1974

Cataloging Information

  • Abies spp.
  • bibliographies
  • coniferous forests
  • Douglas-fir ecosystems
  • European settlement
  • fire exclusion
  • fire frequency
  • fire management
  • fire regimes
  • Larix occidentalis
  • logging
  • national parks
  • old growth forest
  • Picea engelmannii
  • pine forests
  • Pinus contorta
  • Pinus monticola
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • ponderosa pine ecosystem
  • pre-European settlement
  • presettlement vegetation
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • redwood ecology
  • Sequoia sempervirens
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Record Last Modified: December 6, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 20153
Tall Timbers Record Number: 4874
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TTRS Call Number: QH 545 .F5 K68
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[from the text] As we walked onto the beach at Bandon, Oregon that evening in late August 1933, we beheld to the north a tremendous wall of yellow smoke, thousands of feet high. It extended out over the ocean, seemingly to infinity, and slightly to the right of the setting sun. Obviously a big fire had blown up somewhere. Was the smoke from the fire near Forest Grove, in the big Douglas-fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii) forest in northwestern Oregon, extensively reported in the newspapers for the past several days, or was it from a new fire, somewhere in southwestern Oregon?

Online Link(s):
Weaver, Harold. 1974. Effects of fire on temperate forests: western United States. Pages 279-319. In: Kozlowski, T. T.; Ahlgren, C. E. (editors). Fire and Ecosystems. New York, NY: Academic Press.

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