Fire regimes, past and present

@inproceedings{Skinner1996FireRP,
  title={Fire regimes, past and present},
  author={Carl N. Skinner and Chi-Ru Chang},
  year={1996}
}
Fire has been an important ecosystem process in the Sierra Nevada for thousands of years. Before the area was settled in the 1850s, fires were generally frequent throughout much of the range. The frequency and severity of these fires varied spatially and temporally depending upon climate, elevation, topography, vegetation, edaphic conditions, and human cultural practices. Current management strategies and those of the immediate past have contributed to forest conditions that encourage high… CONTINUE READING

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