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Title

An analysis of the process, problems and results using the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge Buttes Gap experience as a case study
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): M. Joan Foote ; Fred Deines
Publication Year: 1995

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Buttes Gap Site
  • fire management
  • habitat diversity
  • wildland fires
  • Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge
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Record Last Modified: December 3, 2015
FRAMES Record Number: 2156

Description

The Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge in interior Alaska undertook a prescribed burning program in 1985. Fire is considered a natural part of the boreal ecosystem, necessary to maintain the diversity of the habitat. Usually this is accomplished by using managed wildland fires to maintain a near natural fire regime in remote areas. The Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge was surveyed for areas where prescribed fire might be an appropriate tool. The Buttes Gap Site was one of the four potential areas selected. The refuge with the assistance of the Alaska Fire Service, developed, implemented and executed the Buttes Gap Prescribed Burn Plan. Our experience, evaluation and conclusion may be helpful to others interested in using fire for management purposes.

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Citation:
Foote, M. Joan; Deines, Fred. 1995. An analysis of the process, problems and results using the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge Buttes Gap experience as a case study. Proceedings of the Symposium on Fire in Wilderness and Park Management; Mar 30, 1993. pp. 192-194.