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15 fire - OUTLINE FIRE MANAGEMENT 1 DEFINITIONS 2 FIRE...

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OUTLINE: FIRE MANAGEMENT 1. DEFINITIONS. 2. FIRE ECOLOGY. 3. PAST POLICIES 4. HEALTHY FOREST RESTORATION ACT. Suggested Reading: Turner, M.G. et al. 2003. Surprises and lessons from the 1988 Yellowstone fires. Frontiers in Ecology & Environment 1:351-358. Castro, J. et al. 2010. Experimental test of postfire management in pine forests... Conservation Biology 24:810-819.
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MAJOR FIRES NOW COMMON EACH SUMMER IN WEST, SOUTHWEST, FLORIDA, ETC. Photos from a former FNR 103 student taken in Yellowstone National Park in summer 2007
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DEFINITIONS GROUND FIRES – ________________ ________________________________. CROWN FIRES – __________________ ________________________________. PRESCRIBED BURNS – ____________ _________________________________ _________________________________.
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1988 YELLOWSTONE FIRES
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FIRE IS A NATURAL DISTURBANCE PROCESS IN MANY AREAS Fire in longleaf pine ecosystem (SE USA) – stand burned every year to maintain open understory Two years without fire, after hurricane
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EXTENT OF FIRES NATURAL FIRES NOT UNIFORM. ________________ ________________ ________________ RESULT: ________ ________________. Western montane slopes – yellow patches of aspen show recent disturbance
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FIRE IS MAJOR DISTURBANCE FORCE WORLDWIDE __________ ___________ IN AUSTRALIA ________ saw a large increase in fires in Australia, especially
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