Document


Title

Preliminary report on the ecology of fire study, Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns national parks
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): G. M. Ahlstrand
Publication Year: 1976

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Acacia constricta
  • coniferous forests
  • dendrochronology
  • deserts
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • experimental fires
  • fire frequency
  • fire injuries (plants)
  • fire intensity
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • forbs
  • forest management
  • grasses
  • grazing
  • habitat conversion
  • Juniperus deppeana
  • Larrea tridentata
  • livestock
  • mountains
  • national parks
  • New Mexico
  • pine forests
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • Pinus strobiformis
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • seed germination
  • shrubs
  • vegetation surveys
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: July 25, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38635
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13244
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

This bibliographic record was either created or modified by the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy and is provided without charge to promote research and education in Fire Ecology. The E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database is the intellectual property of the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.

Description

From the text... 'Although the National Park Service has been largely successful in operating park lands for the enjoyment of the public. preservation attempts have oftentimes impaired these natural areas by bringing about unplanned and undesired changes in the ecosystems (Stone 1965). For example, by stressing the protection of objects rather than processes within ecosystems, suppression of all fires was justified easily in the parks (Agee 1974). Results of this action are well known in some instances, but little understood in others at present.'

Citation:
Ahlstrand, G. M. 1976. Preliminary report on the ecology of fire study, Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns national parks, National Park Service Proceedings and transactions series No. 4. U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service,Washington, DC. p. 31-44,