Fire for restoration of communities and ecosystems
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Donald I. Dickmann; Jeanette L. Rollinger
Publication Year: 1998

Cataloging Information

  • Abies spp.
  • altered fire regimes
  • Aristida stricta
  • arthropods
  • coastal plain
  • conservation
  • Cronartium ribicola
  • Dendroctonus ponderosae
  • Douglas-fir
  • ecosystem dynamics
  • ecosystem management
  • education
  • fire exclusion
  • fire frequency
  • fire management planning
  • fire regimes
  • insects
  • Kalmia latifolia
  • land management
  • lodgepole pine
  • longleaf pine
  • Montana
  • montane forests
  • natural areas management
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • nongame birds
  • Nucifraga columbiana
  • partial cutting
  • pine barrens
  • pine forests
  • Pinus albicaulis
  • Pinus contorta
  • Pinus palustris
  • Pinus ponderosa
  • Pinus rigida
  • plant communities
  • plant diseases
  • plantations
  • ponderosa pine
  • post-fire recovery
  • presettlement fires
  • presettlement vegetation
  • Pseudotsuga menziesii
  • public information
  • seed dispersal
  • succession
  • Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest
  • threatened and endangered species
  • understory vegetation
  • vulnerable species or communities
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The exclusion of fire from ecosystems to which it was a frequent visitor has produced profound alterations in historic ecological conditions; therefore, fire must be an integral component of ecosystem management. That was the overwhelming message conveyed by speakers at the symposium, Fire for Restoration of Communities and Ecosystems. Speakers from land management agencies and academia addressed both the conceptual and practical bases for using prescribed fire to restore degraded or highly altered forest-dominated ecosystems. The ecological as well as the social and political complexity of using fire to achieve ecosystem objectives permeated the discussions by all speakers. Overall, their tone was optimistic regarding the future use of this tool of conservation biology.

Online Link(s):
Dickmann, Donald I.; Rollinger, Jeanette L. 1998. Fire for restoration of communities and ecosystems. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 79(2):157-160.