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Title

The potential for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems: exploring opportunities to expand the use of wildfire as a natural change agent
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): G. H. Aplet; B. Wilmer
Publication Year: 2010

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • coniferous forests
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • fire damage (property)
  • fire exclusion
  • fire hazard reduction
  • fire management
  • fire size
  • fire suppression
  • forest management
  • fuel accumulation
  • fuel loading
  • Idaho
  • land management
  • Montana
  • national parks
  • regeneration
  • suppression
  • wilderness areas
  • wildfires
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Record Last Modified: May 23, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 48572
Tall Timbers Record Number: 24742
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: A13.32:70/1
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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Description

From the text ... 'Policymakers and forestry experts recognize that, after a century of fire suppression, there is a crisis in forest health: fire-dependent ecosystems starved of regular fire cycles now have unhealthy fuel loads and experience unnaturally large wildfires.'

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Citation:
Aplet, G. H., and B. Wilmer. 2010. The potential for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems: exploring opportunities to expand the use of wildfire as a natural change agent. Fire Management Today, v. 70, no. 1, p. 35-39.