Document


Title

Losing Southern California Sky Islands with big fire - research brief for resource managers
Document Type: Fact Sheet / Brief
Author(s): Jon E. Keeley ; Marti Witter ; Liz van Mantgem
Publication Year: 2019

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • fire return intervals
  • fire severity
  • ladder fuels
  • Sky Islands
  • stand density
Region(s):
Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: July 16, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 58240

Description

Unlike the well-studied, large conifer forests of the northern Sierra Nevada, southern California conifer forests are less-studied and represent only about 8% of the landscape. But much like the forests to the north, these valuable ecosystems are at risk of type-converting to other vegetation types.

Online Link(s):
Link to this document (591 KB; pdf)
Citation:
Keeley, Jon E.; Witter, Marti; van Mantgem, Liz. 2019. Losing Southern California Sky Islands with big fire - research brief for resource managers. California Fire Science Consortium. 2 p.