Effects of Salvage Logging on Fire Risks after Bark Beetle Outbreaks in Colorado Lodgepole Pine Forests

Abstract

18 Most mature lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta var. latifolia Engelm. ex Wats.) forests in the central and southern Rocky Mountains originated after stand-replacing wildfires or logging (Brown 1975, Lotan and Perry 1983, Romme 1982). In recent years, mountain pine beetle (Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins) outbreaks have created a widespread, synchronous… (More)

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