Fire and resources in the subarctic - panel discussion
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Charles W. Slaughter; Roger A. Sylvester; Ross W. Wein; Curtis V. McVee; David R. Klein
Editor(s): Charles W. Slaughter; Richard J. Barney; George M. Hansen
Publication Year: 1971

Cataloging Information

  • air quality
  • boreal forest
  • burning permits
  • Calamagrostis
  • Canada
  • community ecology
  • ecology
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • Eriophorum vaginatum
  • fire control
  • fire management
  • fire management planning
  • fire suppression
  • firefighting personnel
  • flowering
  • grasses
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • land use
  • litter
  • Native Americans
  • natural resources
  • particulates
  • plant communities
  • plant growth
  • pollution
  • rehabilitation
  • revegetation
  • roots
  • seedlings
  • smoke effects
  • soil moisture
  • taiga
  • tundra
  • waterfowl
  • wildfires
  • wildlife
  • wildlife habitat management
  • woody plants
  • Yukon
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 3026
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21405
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32/2:F54 1971
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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In preparing for this symposium, discussion inevitably turned to the many facets of wildfire in the subarctic which should be considered - material, philosophical, economic. Is fire detrimental to the environment? 'Are the practices which you employ in controlling wildfires (physical and chemical) affecting the quality of our environment?' We have a big job to do in creating an awareness of the costs of fire control and in working to design land uses to reduce fire control cost and risks. The symposium has provided the opportunity for us to be brought up-to-date on the state of knowledge of the effects of fire in the northern environment. Although an excellent start has been made, it is also quite apparent that the available knowledge on the subject is very limited. We have only begun to penetrate what is a very complex ecological relationship. Thus the need is very obvious for continued and expanded research.

Slaughter, Charles W.; Sylvester, Roger A.; Wein, Ross W.; McVee, Curtis V.; Klein, David R. 1971. Fire and resources in the subarctic - panel discussion. Fire in the Northern Environment - A Symposium. Portland, OR: USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. pp. 247-256.