Impact of fire control practices on ecosystem development
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): J. H.G. Smith; R. C. Henderson
Publication Year: 1970

Cataloging Information

  • British Columbia
  • Canada
  • coniferous forests
  • disturbance
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire control
  • fire exclusion
  • fire intensity
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • fuel accumulation
  • grazing
  • Larix
  • logging
  • Montana
  • national forests
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • pioneer species
  • Pseudotsuga
  • rangelands
  • recreation
  • wilderness areas
  • wildfires
  • wildlife
  • wildlife management
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38912
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13534
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32/2:R64 1970 and
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Forest fire records 1914 - 1968, for Kamloops and Nelson Forest Districts in British Columbia are summarized to indicate trends in costs and damage. Areas burned have been substantially reduced by improved fire control techniques and intensity. Ecological impact of fire exclusion and control is related to this analysis. After consideration of grazing, recreation and wildlife needs, it is suggested that prescribed burning may be needed in some types where logging disturbance does not encourage the desired habitat conditions.

Smith, J. H. G., and R. C. Henderson. 1970. Impact of fire control practices on ecosystem development, The Role of Fire in the Intermountain West. Missoula, MT. University of Montana, School of Forestry,[Missoula, MT]. p. 86-98,