Prescribed burning techniques to maintain or improve soil reproductivity
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): R. E. Martin
Editor(s): S. D. Hobbs; O. T. Helgerson
Publication Year: 1981

Cataloging Information

  • biomass
  • duff
  • fire intensity
  • firebreaks
  • forest management
  • heat
  • herbaceous vegetation
  • nitrogen
  • Oregon
  • pH
  • pine forests
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • range management
  • reforestation
  • S - sulfur
  • soil moisture
  • soil nutrients
  • soils
  • temperature
  • water repellent soils
  • wood
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 39090
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13719
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
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Fire can enhance or degrade soil productivity, by affecting many properties. At what level the effects become significantly damaging to the soil is a question not yet completely answered. We can reduce the negative impacts of prescribed fire on soils by techniques to reduce fuel consumption and heat conducted into the soil, and by modifying fireline building and mopup while meeting management objectives and constraints.

Martin, R. E. 1981. Prescribed burning techniques to maintain or improve soil reproductivity, in Hobbs, S. D. and Helgerson, O. T., Reforestation of skeletal soils. Medford, OR. Forest Research Lab-Oregon State University,Corvallis, OR. p. 66-70,