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Fire ecology of the Lassen National Forest

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Published by Almanor Ranger District in California?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Forest ecology,
  • Fire ecology

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsAlmanor Ranger District (Calif.)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination39 leaves ;
    Number of Pages39
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26460012M
    OCLC/WorldCa25498121

    The main objectives are to: 1) test hypotheses about climate impacts on wildfires by developing a network of fire histories across Mongolia; 2) determine whether recent climate change has caused unprecedented changes in the number or severity of wildfires, and 3) potentially identify what climatic combinations could cause forest properties to. My background is: 33 years of wildfire suppression experience, a degree in Forestry from Cal Berkeley where my studies included fire science and forest ecology with post graduate studies in forest ecology, 31 years with the U.S. Forest Service where I ended my career as Ecosystem Manager on the Lassen National Forest. [Show full abstract] species to fire, (2) forest fuels, (3) the natural role of fire, (4) fire's hypothetical role in forest succession, and (5) fire management considerations. View full-text Article.


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Fire ecology of the Lassen National Forest by Susan Husari Download PDF EPUB FB2

The park is working in close communication with Lassen National Forest, which manages the adjacent Caribou Wilderness area. A fire lookout on Mt. Harkness detected a small amount of smoke in the area at approximately 10 a.m. on August Air surveillance and ground crews later confirmed the fire location southwest of Red Cinder Cone.

Agee, J.K. Fire ecology of Pacific Northwest forests. Island Press, Washington, D.C. Arno, S.F. Forest fire history of the northern Rockies. Journal of Forestry Arno, S.F. The seminal importance of fire in ecosystem management -- impetus for this publication.

in The Use of Fire in Forest Restoration. The structure of most virgin forests in the western United States reflects a past disturbance history that includes forest fire.

James K. Agee, an expert in the emergent field of fire ecology, analyzes the ecological role of fire in the creation and maintenance of natural western forests, focusing primarily on forest stand development patterns/5(4). The structure of most virgin forests in the western United States reflects a past disturbance history that includes forest fire.

James K. Agee, an expert in the emergent field of fire ecology, analyzes the ecological role of fire in the creation and maintenance of natural western forests, focusing primarily on forest stand development by: National Forest, the Idaho Panhandle National For-ests (Coeur d’Alene, Kaniksu, and St.

Joe), and the Nez Perce National Forest. In this report, the habitat types, community types, and phases described by Cooper and others () are assigned to nine “fire groups.” A fire group is a cluster of habitat types within a given geographic area; allCited by: Legendary forest fires in the late s like the Peshtigo Fire of bolstered the argument by early conservationists like Franklin Hough and Bernhard Fernow that forest fires threatened future commercial timber supplies.

Concern for protecting those supplies and also watersheds helped conservationists convince the U.S. government in to begin setting aside national forest.

FIRE ECOLOGY Perhaps the image most often associated with wildland fire is one of destruction. While it is true that fire has a great potential for the destruction of homes, wildlife, and even human life, fire is just one of many natural forces within ecosystems.

Fire Behavior Fire behavior is most often described by intensity and Size: 69KB. Fire and Forest Ecology. Fire has long been an essential and natural force that has influenced the ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada. Natural and vital ecological functions such as plant regeneration, soil function, nutrient cycling, habitat revitalization, disease control, predator prey dynamics, biological diversity, and vegetation development are shaped by a natural fire regime.

This management-driven, comprehensive book on ecosystem ecology is the only one on the market that covers the entire field, linking conventional ecosystem-level forest ecology to forest features ecological site classification, ecosystem modeling, and strong sections on ecological diversity and the physical environment.

Books shelved as fire-ecology-texts: The Landscape Ecology of Fire by Donald McKenzie, The Ecology of Fire by R. Whelan, Fire Ecology in Rocky Mountai. Abstract. Effects of mixed and severe fire on mammals vary spatially and temporally, by habitat type, and by species.

Tree voles, masked shrews and some mice decrease, at least temporarily, after severe forest fire, but most bats and ungulates and many small mammals—especially deer mice and kangaroo rats—are strongly attracted to severely burned habitats due to novel.

Summary: American Conservation Experience, a Non-Profit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the National Park Service is seeking ONE Fire Management Member interested in dedicating 16 weeks in support of the National Park Service at Lassen Volcanic National Park in Mineral, California.

This excellent opportunity is ideal for an enthusiastic. A leading expert in the emerging field of fire ecology, James Agee analyzes the ecological role of fire in the creation and maintenance of the natural forests common to most of the western U.S/5(12).

American River Complex Fire Tahoe National Forest. A study of fire severity effects in the region of the American River Complex Fire on the Tahoe National Forest was recently released by Forest Service Regional Ecologist Hugh Safford.

The lightning ignited fire burned approximat acres from June 21 through August 1, OSU fire ecology scientists study the ecological and historical role of fire and the fire effects on plants and animals in the environment.

Scientists and educators involved in OSU's fire ecology program work to help landowners make better management decisions in order to help restore and conserve ecosystems through the use of controlled burns.

Students participate in Basic 32 Fire Science instruction, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Plumas National Forest. Students learned about fire ecology, behavior, safety, prevention and the use of fire-fighting tools. Photos submitted. Abstract. Fire is a highly frequent and ecologically important phenomenon in the savanna landscape of the Kakadu region.

The fire history of the region can be divided into three periods: i) pre-Aboriginal (before about 50 years ago) where ignitions were presumably restricted to lightning strikes immediately before and during the early part of the wet season; ii) Aboriginal, Cited by: A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text.

Fire: A Vaccine for the Forest. The impact of fire on conifer defenses. FireBGCv2 - landscape fire model: FireBGCv2 is a computer modeling program and platform that mechanistically simulates fire, vegetation, climate, and fuels dynamics across multiple space and time scales.

FIREHARM - Fire hazard and risk model. Three of the five years from to were drought years in the Bogard Ranger District in northeastern California. Precipitation records for 28 years from the Bogard area show that (a) drought conditions were present in one-third of the years; (b) drought occurred in about 54 percent of the falls and springs, 36 percent of the winters and 50 percent of the summers; and (c).

A fire lookout (partly also called a fire watcher) is a person assigned the duty to look for fire from atop a building known as a fire lookout towers are used in remote areas, normally on mountain tops with high elevation and a good view of the surrounding terrain, to spot smoke caused by a wildfire.

Once a possible fire is spotted, "Smoke Reports", or "Lookout Shots" are. James K. Agee is professor of forest ecology in the College of Forest Resources at the University of Washington, Seattle.

He recently completed a five-year term as chair of the Division of Ecosystem Science and Conservation, and he continues to teach and conduct research on forest and fire ecology. Forest Fire as an Ecological Factor,The Ecological Society of America, Ecology, Volume 7, Number 1: pages Cooper, W.

Published by The Ecological Society of America. Fire is a major ingredient in the ecology of the Northern Rockies just like the snow, the wind, the rain, and other natural forces. Wildland fire is an essential component of this ecosystem and native plants and animals are well adapted to it.

Animals Most animals, plants and trees in the park have evolved with fire. The traditional policy of suppressing all forest and rangeland fires at any cost is rapidly giving way to a view that recognizes fire as an ecological force and a cost-effective tool for altering ecosystems to meet management goals.

Fire Ecology: United States and Southern Canada embraces this changing philosophy.5/5(1). Living in the Line of Fire: An Ecologist Advises Humans to Work with Forest Fires, Not against Them By Docksai, Rick The Futurist, Vol.

44, No. 4, July-August Read preview Overview The Law of Fire: Reshaping Public Land Policy in an Era of Ecology and Litigation By Keiter, Robert B Environmental Law, Vol.

36, No. 2, Spring   A severe fire, left to burn instead of suppressed, cleared an area of forest in the Illilouette Creek Basin in Yosemite National Park, allowing it to become a wetland. On July 6th, according to Lassen National Forest Public Affairs Officer Nancy Barrera, fire resources responded to a smoke located on the west side of Logan Mountain to find a fire burning in a mixed conifer timber stand.

The fire, on the Eagle Lake Ranger District, was initially identified by the Harvey Mountain Lookout. Book recommendation of 'The Ecology of Fire' by Robert J. Whelan. The average maximum temperature of headfires in grasslands increases with biomass, by roughly °C for kg/ha, or 40°C for each kg/ha.

The pattern and frequency of fire size reported for seven national forests and Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks were assessed by frequency analysis, a method commonly used in hydrology for establishing probabilities of future events from historical data. The common generality that throughout the Sierra frequently occurring fires have become smaller and.

The boreal: A forest shaped by fire. The Canadian boreal forest is a mosaic of species and stands. It ranges in composition from pure deciduous and mixed deciduous-coniferous to pure coniferous stands.

The diversity of the forest mosaic is largely the result of many fires occurring on the landscape over a long period of time.

Purchase Forest Fires - 1st Edition. Print Book & E-Book. ISBN  Forest fires can and do occur naturally and play a number of important roles in ecosystems, and are commonly referred to as “wildfires.” These fires can start through natural disturbances such as lightning strikes. Many types of forests have evolved to utilize fire disturbances to maintain ecosystem health and to regenerate.

For example, many tree species. As part of a study of black-backed woodpecker home range size and foraging ecology, 9 birds in Lassen National Forest were radio-tracked during the breeding season. The state and federal governments have been struggling for the best approaches to restore some natural habitats in order to best interact with the original riverine ecology.

We analyzed the National Interagency Fire Center's (NIFC) historical fire data for the last 20 years ( to ) (see chart below) and found that on average, 78 percent of wildfire occurrences are on state and private lands compared to 12 percent of.

The U.S. Forest Service conducted extensive tests of naturally occurring asbestos on the Chips Fire that burned o acres on. As Hensel weighed the options, Calvin Farris, the Park Service fire ecologist in charge of Lassen Volcanic, was working with an analyst who studies fire behavior for.

Lassen National Forest Fire and Aviation is located in Susanville, CA. View a fire dept photo, logo, contact info, map, volunteer info, mission statement, fire equipment, firefighters and statistics. This revised and reorganized text is designed for a standard forest ecology course for undergraduates in forestry, natural resources, environmental science, environmental ecology, and field ecology programs.

Provides an eminently current perspective on the material by emphasizing forest ecosystems using a landscape-ecosystem or geo-ecosystem approach. Proceedings of Tall Timber s Fire Ecology Conferences USDA Forest Service General Technical Reports, Research Notes, and Research Papers.

Supplemental Texts (Appropriate sections will be made available on the website or may be available in the Library): Agee, J. Fire ecology of Pacific Northwest forests.

Island Press, Washington, DC. Monica Bond, a wildlife biologist with the Wild Nature Institute, is a nationally known scientific expert on spotted owls and fire also serves on the board of the Fund for Wild : Monica Bond. Six books about fires and wildland firefighting Originally published Aug at pm Updated Aug at pm late-season fire in Washington state – photo by Jason RamosAuthor: Mary Ann Gwinn.Pyne said the debate over wildfire in the United States when the first national parks opened a century ago “mirrored an earlier argument in Europe over the role of fire” in natural landscapes.

The European emigrants to the New World associated fire with “primitive” agriculture, and the U.S. government sought to eradicate fire from its.