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Title

Wildfire watch: authorities pinpoint certain western forests so stressed and vulnerable that catastrophic fires threaten this summer
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): N. Sampson
Publication Year: 1994

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Arizona
  • catastrophic fires
  • Choristoneura fumiferana
  • coniferous forests
  • dead fuels
  • Dendroctonus
  • fire intensity
  • forest management
  • fuel appraisal
  • fuel loading
  • fuel moisture
  • hardwood forests
  • Idaho
  • lightning caused fires
  • national forests
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Picea
  • trees
  • Washington
  • watersheds
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 36616
Tall Timbers Record Number: 11009
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Journals-A
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the text: 'Authorities pinpoint certain western forests so stressed and vulnerable that catastrophic fires threaten this summer. With over 10 million acres of forest showing serious stress in the West, wildfire is an enormous concern everywhere. That concern heightens during hot, dry summers. Actual events cannot, of course, be predicted. They are shaped by random factors such as weather conditions, lighting strikes, accidents, human carelessness, or lawlessness. What can be identified, however, are areas where forest health conditions are such that any wildfire is likely to become a major catastrophe. American Forests, in cooperation with forestry agencies and experts across the country, has identified some of the most serious problem areas at this time. These are forests that contain major areas with unusually heavy loads of dead fuels and dying trees.' Abstract reproduced by permission. Published by American Forests. Abstract reproduced by permission.

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Citation:
Sampson, N. 1994. Wildfire watch: authorities pinpoint certain western forests so stressed and vulnerable that catastrophic fires threaten this summer. American Forests, v. 100, no. 7-8, p. 5.