Fire in the management of forests of the southern region
Document Type: Book
Author(s): E. B. Williams
Publication Year: 1977

Cataloging Information

  • aesthetics
  • air quality
  • Alabama
  • Appalachian Mountains
  • arthropods
  • bibliographies
  • biogeography
  • burning permits
  • Carya
  • climax vegetation
  • coastal plain
  • competition
  • distribution
  • energy
  • fire hazard reduction
  • Florida
  • Fomes annosus
  • forest management
  • fuel management
  • Georgia
  • health factors
  • humus
  • insects
  • Kentucky
  • light burning
  • litter
  • livestock
  • Louisiana
  • mineral soils
  • Mississippi
  • natural resource legislation
  • North Carolina
  • Nyssa
  • organic matter
  • particulates
  • Piedmont
  • Pinus echinata
  • Pinus elliottii
  • Pinus palustris
  • Pinus taeda
  • plant diseases
  • prairies
  • Quercus
  • range management
  • reforestation
  • regeneration
  • site treatments
  • sloping terrain
  • smoke management
  • South Carolina
  • succession
  • Taxodium
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • wildfires
  • wildlife habitat management
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38827
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13445
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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From the summary ... 'Prescribed burning can be done with few adverse effects on air quality by employing recently developed smoke management techniques. Professionals who plan and direct prescribed burning activities try to avoid causing public inconvenience due to smoke. Occasionally, however, some temporary local inconvenience will be experienced when southern pinelands are burned by prescription. The many benefits of prescribed burning, as well as its adverse effects, must be taken into account to fairly evaluate the practice. Little use of scarce energy items is involved in prescribed burning and the practice is compatible with natural systems. These are additional facts deserving consideration. Most alternative treatments entail using expensive, high-energy demanding equipment. Chemical treatments generally are more expensive than prescribed burning and their effective and safe application requires highly specialized expertise. The future of the timber industry in the Southern Region is closely tied to the continuing use of prescribed fire in intensive management of pine-producing lands.'

Williams, E. B. 1977. Fire in the management of forests of the southern region. New Orleans, LA, Southern Forest Products Association.