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Title

Forest fire control objectives and practices in the northern Rocky Mountain region. Based on the forest fire reports for the National Forests, 1921-1930 Inclusive
Document Type: Book
Author(s): L. G. Hornby; H. T. Grisborne
Publication Year: 1935

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • Abies lasiocarpa
  • biomass
  • brush
  • coniferous forests
  • Cupressaceae
  • duff
  • fire control
  • fire equipment
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • firefighting personnel
  • forest management
  • forest types
  • fuel types
  • histories
  • human caused fires
  • Idaho
  • ignition
  • incendiary fires
  • Larix occidentalis
  • lightning caused fires
  • live fuels
  • logging
  • Montana
  • national forests
  • Picea
  • pine forests
  • Pinus contorta
  • Pinus monticola
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • plant growth
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • recreation
  • season of fire
  • Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Areas
  • snags
  • Tsuga
  • wilderness fire management
  • wildfires
Record Maintained By:
Record Last Modified: August 5, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39053
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13680
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

This bibliographic record was either created or modified by the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy and is provided without charge to promote research and education in Fire Ecology. The E.V. Komarek Fire Ecology Database is the intellectual property of the Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy.

Description

Detailed analysis of the forest fire experience for a period of years is vital to an accurate appraisal of forest protection needs in any region. Such an analysis must include: 1. A survey of the property values to be protected, and the isolation of the most important features of the problem. 2. A study of the causes of fires and the possiblity of prevention. 3. A review of the records of previous fire control practices or standards. In all cases the facts must be viewed in accordance with the general agreement that 'damage from the fires to the forest types and the objectives of fire control must be based mainly upon caonsideration of these variations in damage.' The present analysis of the fire reports for the 13 westernforests in the Region One covering the years 1921 to 1930 has been made for these purposes.

Citation:
Hornby, L. G., and H. T. Grisborne. 1935. Forest fire control objectives and practices in the northern Rocky Mountain region. Based on the forest fire reports for the National Forests, 1921-1930 Inclusive. USDA Forest Service, Northern Rocky Mountain Forest & Range Experiment Station.