Research needed to guide fire management direction
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): Joseph F. Pechanec
Publication Year: 1970

Cataloging Information

  • aesthetics
  • air quality
  • competition
  • diseases
  • education
  • fire adaptations (animals)
  • fire adaptations (plants)
  • fire management
  • firing techniques
  • fishes
  • forage
  • fuel accumulation
  • grazing
  • livestock
  • logging
  • Montana
  • multiple resource management
  • public information
  • recreation
  • regeneration
  • slash
  • smoke management
  • soils
  • succession
  • wildfires
  • wildlife
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Record Last Modified: December 6, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 38919
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13541
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32/2:R64 1970 and
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text ' Under specific circumstances it has been shown that prescribed burning can be used: (1) to reduce fuel accumulation from logging and slashing and the hazard of accidental fire; (2) to prepare seedbeds and reduce competition for tree regeneration; (3) to improve habitat for some wildlife species; (4) to improve forage production for livestock; (5) to reduce incidence of forest tree diseases; and (6) for some other purposes. Prescribed fire has been applied in northern Rocky Mountain forests for more than 60 years to achieve the first two objectives. But the scientific basis for prescribed applica6tion of fire for the other objectives is fragmentary indeed.'

Pechanec, J. F. 1970. Research needed to guide fire management direction, The Role of Fire in the Intermountain West. Missoula, MT. University of Montana, School of Forestry,[Missoula, MT]. p. 153-161,