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Fighting drought with fire: Can prescribed fire increase forest resistance to drought?

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Start Date
2016-07-01
End Date
2018-07-01

Citation

Phillip van Mantgem(Principal Investigator), Tony Caprio(Co-Investigator), Sequoia and Kings Canyon Field Station(Cooperator/Partner), U.S. Geological Survey(Cooperator/Partner), California Landscape Conservation Cooperative(administrator), 2016-07-01(Start), 2018-07-01(End), Fighting drought with fire: Can prescribed fire increase forest resistance to drought?, http://climate.calcommons.org/project/fighting-drought-fire-can-prescribed-fire-increase-forest-resistance-drought

Summary

A century of fire exclusion across many forest types in the western U.S. has resulted in unforeseen changes, including high fuel accumulations, high densities of trees, and increasing dominance of fire-intolerant species. These changes are particularly acute in forests that historically experienced high frequency and low severity fires. In response, the NPS Pacific-West region supports a large prescribed fire program to reduce understory fuels and forest density. Prescribed fire has been generally successful at reducing understory fuels and threats of catastrophic fire, and treated stands are expected to be more resistant to future wildfire. Less well understood is how well prescribed fire confers resistance to other forest stressors, [...]

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  • California Landscape Conservation Cooperative
  • LC MAP - Landscape Conservation Management and Analysis Portal

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