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Title: Reintroduction of Fire into Fire-Dependent Ecosystems: Some Southern Examples

Author: Wade, Dale; Custer, George; Thorsen, Jim; Kaskey, Paul; Kush, John; Twomey, Bill; Voltolina, Doug;

Date: 1997

Source: In: Pruden, Teresa L, and Brennan, Leonard A. eds. Fire in ecosystem management: shifting the paradigm from suppression to prescription. Timbers Fire Ecology Conference Proceedings, Tallahassee, FL, 20: 94-98: Tall Timbers Research Station

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Natural resource problems associated with, or resulting from, attempted fire exclusion are challenging managers across the United States. Critical issues range from epidemic insect and disease conditions to species extirpations. Southern burners continue to demonstrate that seemingly insurmountable constraints can be overcome through commitment and cooperation, and result in implementation of succesful fire programs. Four diverse examples of case histories which support this assertion are discussed: 1) the reintroduction of fire after a half-century of exclusion, 2) a high-intensity stand-replacement fire, 3) burning in the aftermath of a major hurricane, and 4) burning within a residential subdivision. These examples are used to show that forest management problems in the South can be very similar to those faced elsewhere. We believe the approaches used in these examples can also be used elsewhere with equal effectiveness.

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Wade, Dale; Custer, George; Thorsen, Jim; Kaskey, Paul; Kush, John; Twomey, Bill; Voltolina, Doug 1997. Reintroduction of Fire into Fire-Dependent Ecosystems: Some Southern Examples. In: Pruden, Teresa L, and Brennan, Leonard A. eds. Fire in ecosystem management: shifting the paradigm from suppression to prescription. Timbers Fire Ecology Conference Proceedings, Tallahassee, FL, 20: 94-98: Tall Timbers Research Station

 


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