Where have all the fires gone?
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): S. J. Pyne
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • agriculture
  • Central America
  • charcoal
  • coniferous forests
  • croplands
  • European settlement
  • fire exclusion
  • fire frequency
  • fire management
  • fire regimes
  • fuel accumulation
  • human caused fires
  • hunting
  • ignition
  • land use
  • landscape ecology
  • livestock
  • mammals
  • mosaic
  • Native Americans
  • presettlement fires
  • season of fire
  • succession
  • Vaccinium
  • Washington
  • wilderness areas
  • wildlife food habits
  • wildlife food plants
  • wildlife habitat management
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Record Last Modified: May 30, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 40936
Tall Timbers Record Number: 15751
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:60/3
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text ... 'The fires that once flushed the myriad landscapes of North America were fires that people once set and no longer do. ...The aboriginal firestick became a lever that, suitably sited, could move whole landscapes, even continents. ...Forests broke into a kaleidoscope of fields and fallow, a multitude of new habitats for flame.'

Online Link(s):
Pyne, S. J. 2000. Where have all the fires gone? Fire Management Today, v. 60, no. 3, p. 4-6.