Fire history and tree recruitment in the Colorado Front Range upper montane zone: implications for forest restoration.

  title={Fire history and tree recruitment in the Colorado Front Range upper montane zone: implications for forest restoration.},
  author={Tania L. Schoennagel and Rosemary L. Sherriff and Thomas T. Veblen},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  volume={21 6},
Forests experiencing moderate- or mixed-severity fire regimes are presumed to be widespread across the western United States, but few studies have characterized these complex disturbance regimes and their effects on contemporary forest structure. Restoration of pre-fire-suppression open-forest structure to reduce the risk of uncharacteristic stand-replacing fires is a guiding principle in forest management policy, but identifying which forests are clear candidates for restoration remains a… CONTINUE READING
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