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Title: Fire history, effects, and management in southern Nevada [Chapter 5] (Executive Summary)

Author: Brooks, Matthew L.; Chambers, Jeanne C.; McKinley, Randy A.

Date: 2013

Source: In: Chambers, Jeanne C.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Pendleton, Burton K.; Raish, Carol B., eds. The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Science and Research Synthesis: Science to support land management in Southern Nevada - Executive Summary. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-304. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 25-34.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Fire can be both an ecosystem stressor and a critical ecosystem process, depending on when, where, and under what conditions it occurs on the southern Nevada landscape. Fire can also pose hazards to human life and property, particularly in the wildland/ urban interface (WUI). The challenge faced by land managers is to prevent fires from occurring where they are likely to threaten ecosystem integrity or human developments, while allowing fires to occur where they will provide ecosystem benefits. This chapter provides information that will help land managers develop strategies to achieve Subgoal 1.1 in the SNAP Science Research Strategy, which is to “Manage wildland fire to sustain southern Nevada’s ecosystems” (see table 1.1).

Keywords: Mojave, Great Basin, anthropogenic disturbance, climate change, invasive species, altered fire regimes, water resources, species of conservation concern, restoration, heritage resources, recreation, ecosystem resilience, science-based management

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Brooks, Matthew L.; Chambers, Jeanne C.; McKinley, Randy A. 2013. Fire history, effects, and management in southern Nevada [Chapter 5] (Executive Summary). In: Chambers, Jeanne C.; Brooks, Matthew L.; Pendleton, Burton K.; Raish, Carol B., eds. The Southern Nevada Agency Partnership Science and Research Synthesis: Science to support land management in Southern Nevada - Executive Summary. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-304. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 25-34.

 


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