Forest fire history in the central Yukon
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): A. H. Johnson; R. M. Strang
Publication Year: 1982

Cataloging Information

  • age classes
  • boreal forests
  • Carex
  • climax vegetation
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • Eriophorum
  • fire exclusion
  • fire frequency
  • fire scar analysis
  • fuel accumulation
  • habitat types
  • histories
  • land management
  • photography
  • Picea glauca
  • Picea mariana
  • plant communities
  • plant growth
  • post fire recovery
  • regeneration
  • reproduction
  • shrubs
  • subalpine forests
  • succession
  • tundra
  • vegetation surveys
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 31727
Tall Timbers Record Number: 5786
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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A study of 59 sites in the Central Yukon showed no strong correlation between plant community and time since burning, the post-fire seral communities being both site and fire-specific. Fire intervals were 33, 69, 57 and 62 years in the South Ogilvie, North Ogilvie, Eagle Plains and Berry Creek eco-regions respectively. More than three-quarters of the stands sampled were overmature and therefore vulnerable to burning. Burning is a recurrent natural habitat factor. ©1982 Elsevier Science.

Johnson, A. H., and R. M. Strang. 1982. Forest fire history in the central Yukon. Forest Ecology and Management, v. 4, p. 155-159.