Wildfires in Alaska -- some historical and projected effects and aspects
Document Type: Conference Paper
Author(s): R. J. Barney
Editor(s): C. W. Slaughter; R. J. Barney; G. M. Hansen
Publication Year: 1971

Cataloging Information

  • coniferous forests
  • fire control
  • fire frequency
  • fire size
  • human caused fires
  • interior Alaska
  • lightning caused fires
  • taiga
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: June 1, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 45799
Tall Timbers Record Number: 21389
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32/2:F54 1971
TTRS Abstract Status: Okay, Fair use, Reproduced by permission

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This paper discusses some of the historical aspects of wildfires in interior Alaska with particular reference to the period from 1940 to the present. Several speculations are made on the basis of recent records relative to fire impact or effects. The need to obtain quantitative impact information is also discussed.

Barney, R. J. 1971. Wildfires in Alaska -- some historical and projected effects and aspects, in Slaughter, C. W., Barney, R. J., and Hansen, G. M., Fire in the northern environment -- a symposium: proceedings. Fairbanks, AK. USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station,Portland, OR. p. 51-59,