Aerial ignition for prescribed burning in Minnesota
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): A. B. Humrickhouse
Publication Year: 1984

Cataloging Information

  • aerial ignition
  • air quality
  • backing fires
  • Chamaedaphne calyculata
  • duff
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire danger rating
  • fire dependent species
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • fuel loading
  • fuel moisture
  • headfires
  • ignition
  • litter
  • Minnesota
  • pH
  • Picea mariana
  • scorch
  • soil nutrients
  • statistical analysis
  • watersheds
  • wildfires
  • wildlife
  • wildlife habitat management
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39010
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13636
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A 13.2:F 511/58X
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Prescribed fire is accepted as an integral part of managing various ecosystems. Natural fire has played a dominant role in these everchanging ecosystems and is essential to the maintenance of some. Increasing demands on our forests, scenic and natural areas, wildlife areas, and recreational lands require that we use state of the art technology as part of our management techniques. The purpose of this presentation is to demonstrate the use of an aerial ignition device dispenser as a tool for accomplishing prescribed burning in Minnesota.

Humrickhouse, A. B. 1984. Aerial ignition for prescribed burning in Minnesota, in Mutch, R. W., Prescribed Fire by Aerial Ignition: Proceedings of a Workshop. Missoula, MT. Intermountain Fire Council,Missoula, MT. p. 98-111,