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Title: Fire and chaparral management at the chaparral/urban interface

Author: Riggan, Philip J.; Franklin, Scott; Brass, James A.;

Date: 1986

Source: Fremontia. 14(3): 28-30

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: The historic Bel Air fire of 1961 was not unusually large or fast-moving, nor was it a disaster for the native chaparral ecosystem. Yet it was disastrous for residents of the area, a consequence of unrestricted urban development in the chaparral of Southern California. Its costs included human suffering and financial loss from the destruction of 484 of 2,300 homes.

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Riggan, Philip J.; Franklin, Scott; Brass, James A. 1986. Fire and chaparral management at the chaparral/urban interface. Fremontia. 14(3): 28-30.


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