Document


Title

Interpreting fire history in Jasper National Park, Alberta
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Author(s): Gerald F. Tande
Editor(s): Marvin A. Stokes; John H. Dieterich
Publication Year: 1980

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Alberta
  • boreal
  • Canada
  • fire regime
  • Jasper National Park
Region(s):
  • International
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: November 16, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 3078

Description

Fire history in coniferous forests (1665-1975) was related to cultural history and past climate. Fire periodicity increased significantly after European man arrived in the early 1800's. In contrast, extent of fires was not consistently correlated with cultural history periods, but was correlated with climate. The fire regime must be cautiously interpreted in relation to these factors.

Citation:
Tande, Gerald F. 1980. Interpreting fire history in Jasper National Park, Alberta. Pages 31-34 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.