Fire: the great forest regulator
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Stephen W. Barrett
Publication Year: 2018

Cataloging Information

  • fire activity
  • fire adapted
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Record Last Modified: May 31, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 57521


Some have wondered whether the 2017 Montana fre season was a rare apocalypse or whether it was simply Nature being Nature. The short answer is, some of both. Today’s forests clearly are experiencing a highly active fre period, one of many during the past several thousand years. And while many of the fres were natural, some occurred outside the historical range of variation.

Online Link(s):
Barrett, Stephen W. 2018. Fire: the great forest regulator. Fire Management Today 76(3):40-41.