Smokey's mid-career crisis
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Richard J. Vogl
Publication Year: 1973

Cataloging Information

  • coniferous forests
  • fire dependent species
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • lightning caused fires
  • mortality
  • pine forests
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • post fire recovery
  • public information
  • Smokey Bear program
  • US Forest Service
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38994
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13620
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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Fire is essential to the health of many plant and animal communities. nonetheless, Smokey the Bear and his human allies, relying more on pyrophobia than reason, continue to stamp it out indiscriminately.

Vogl, R. J. 1973. Smokey's mid-career crisis. Saturday Review of the Sciences, p. 23-29.