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Low intensity forest and grassland fires create airborne particulates and charcoal which act as environmental cleansing agents. The morphological integrity of plant material which remains after burning creates a natural filter with varied porosity.

Person: Komarek, Komarek, Carlysle
Year: 1973
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The future role of prescribed fire in management of park and wilderness lands is not as clear to me as the role of natural fire. Its value, at least in certain instances, has been clearly demonstrated. As a tool, even in these...

Person: McLaughlin
Year: 1973
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... 'The ponderosa pine-grassland is characterized by the occurrence and distribution of ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa. It is widely spread covering some 36 million acres from the Fraser River Basin in British Columbia to Durango,...

Person: Biswell
Year: 1973
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

From the text ... '[A]ttempts to suppress all natural and man caused fires in the sequoia-mixed conifer forest during the past half century or more have resulted in the accumulation of extreme quantitites of dead and living fuels. This buildup has...

Person: Kilgore
Year: 1973
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

From the Summary ... 'Control burning activities within Everglades National Park have expanded notably within the last year and a half. Prior to that time such activities were confined strictly to the pinelands habitat of the Park. The control...

Person: Klukas
Year: 1973
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

'The Canadian Forest Fire Research Institute recently developed a functionally foolproof rate-of-fire spread timer; it costs about $10 to make.'

Person: Little
Year: 1973
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

To burn or not to burn? That is the question--or is it? If we have forests, we'll have fuels. If we do not control the buildup of fuels one way or the other, we'll have fires and many of them will be bad. We'll have them as a result of...

Person: Cooper
Year: 1973
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Dahlgreen
Year: 1973
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

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Person: Cooper
Year: 1973
Type: Document
Source: TTRS

Site preparation and hazard-reduction burns are common. Under selected fuel and weather conditions, these prescribed fires can do their job without dirtying the air.

Person: Cooper
Year: 1973
Type: Document
Source: TTRS