Ecological effects of forest fires in the interior of Alaska
Document Type: Report
Author(s): Harold J. Lutz
Publication Year: 1956

Cataloging Information

  • boreal forest
  • burn severity
  • forest health
  • regeneration
  • stand conversion
  • tree growth
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Record Last Modified: September 11, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 5976


This study was undertaken during the summers of 1949 to 1952 to provide a better understanding of the ecological effects of forest fires in the Alaska interior. The information sought related primarily to the effects of forest fires on vegetation, but effects on soils, fur-bearers, big game and hydrology were included. Fieldwork extended from the Kenai Peninsula on the south to the Yukon River valley on the north.

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Lutz, Harold J. 1956. Ecological effects of forest fires in the interior of Alaska. USDA Technical Bulletin 1133. Juneau, AK: USDA Forest Service, Alaska Forest Research Center. 121 p.