Fire effects on ponderosa pine soils and their management implications
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): W. Wallace Covington; Stephen S. Sackett
Editor(s): J. S. Krammes
Publication Year: 1990

Cataloging Information

  • age classes
  • ashbed effect
  • fire management
  • forest management
  • grasses
  • heavy fuels
  • litter
  • litter
  • microorganisms
  • mineral soil
  • moisture
  • needles
  • nutrients
  • old growth forest
  • pH
  • pine forests
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • plant nutrients
  • ponderosa pine
  • roots
  • seedlings
  • slash
  • soil moisture
  • soil nutrients
  • soil organisms
  • soil temperature
  • soils
  • stand characteristics
  • statistical analysis
  • temperature
  • understory vegetation
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 21690
Tall Timbers Record Number: 8956
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.88:RM-191
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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[from the text] This paper synthesizes information regarding the effects of fire on soils in southwestern ponderosa pine. The intended audience for this paper is managers and others interested in ponderosa pine fire management in the Southwest. Where specific studies of fire effects on some soil properties in the Southwest are lacking, we have drawn inferences from studies conducted in other regions and other forest types. We have clearly identified where the inferences are based on research in other types, but the reader should be cautious about these extrapolations.

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Covington, W. Wallace; Sackett, Stephen S. 1990. Fire effects on ponderosa pine soils and their management implications. Pages 105-111. In: Krammes, J. S. (editor). Effects of fire management of southwestern natural resources. General Technical Report RM-GTR-191. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.

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