Wildlife survival in brush burns
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): W. E. Howard; R. L. Fenner; H. E. Childs
Publication Year: 1959

Cataloging Information

  • brush
  • brush fires
  • Ceanothus
  • fire protection
  • firebreaks
  • forage
  • fuel types
  • grass fires
  • habits and behavior
  • heat effects
  • ignition
  • incendiary fires
  • mortality
  • population density
  • radiation
  • range management
  • soils
  • species diversity (animals)
  • temperature
  • trapping
  • water
  • wildlife
  • wildlife habitat management
  • woody plants
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 35229
Tall Timbers Record Number: 9525
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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'Control burning of brush is now a common practice in range improvement in California. Frequently, before burning, some or all of the brush is mashed down with mechanical equipment or killed by chemical sprays. To learn how destructive such fires are to wildlife, a study was made to measure the survival of animals, either surrounded by fire or in various environments within such a fire. The study took place at the San Joaquin Experimental Range, O'Neals, California...' © Society for Range Management. Abstract reproduced by permission.

Online Link(s):
Howard, W. E., R. L. Fenner, and H. E. Childs. 1959. Wildlife survival in brush burns. Journal of Range Management, v. 12, p. 230-234.