Returning America's forests to their 'natural' roots
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): K. Kloor
Publication Year: 2000

Cataloging Information

  • Arizona
  • catastrophic fires
  • coniferous forests
  • cover type conversion
  • crown fires
  • dendrochronology
  • distribution
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire management
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • grasslands
  • grazing
  • histories
  • Juniperus osteosperma
  • lightning caused fires
  • logging
  • Montana
  • national forests
  • Native Americans
  • Nevada
  • old growth forests
  • paleoecology
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • population density
  • population ecology
  • presettlement vegetation
  • roots
  • stand characteristics
  • succession
  • thinning
  • Utah
  • wildfires
  • Wyoming
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 44059
Tall Timbers Record Number: 19359
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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New data on how North American forests looked centuries ago are fueling a debate on what ecologists should aim for when restoring ailing ecosystems.

Kloor, K. 2000. Returning America's forests to their 'natural' roots. Science, v. 287, p. 573-575.