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ContributionsFfolliott, P.F., Dieterich, J.H., Patton, D.R.
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Pagination12 p.
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  National forest managers in Arizona have observed firsthand the urgency of reducing the threat of high-intensity catastrophic wildfires by performing fuel treatments to protect homes in adjoining communities from wildfire. In , Arizona experienced the largest wildfire in recorded history. The Wallow Fire burned , acres, exceeding the Rodeo-Chediski Fire .   Fire command team spokesman Alan Barbain spokesman says the blaze has consumed , acres of forest, mainly ponderosa pine. Of those, 4, acres are in New Mexico and , are in Arizona.


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Determining potential benefits from wildfire in Arizona ponderosa pine forests by P.O. Lowe Download PDF EPUB FB2

Determining Potential Benefits from Wildfire in Arizona Ponderosa Pine Forests Philip o. Lowe, Peter F. Ffolliott, John H. Dieterich and David R. Patton Ponderosa pine3 forests extend over more than 26 million acres in the four neighboring States of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah (Schubert ).Cited by: Determining potential wildlife benefits from wildfire in Arizona ponderosa pine forests.

Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p. Keywords: fire effects, fire economics, species diversity, wildlife populations, game and nongame animalsCited by: Get this from a library.

Determining potential wildlife benefits from wildfire in Arizona ponderosa pine forests. [Philip O Lowe; Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins, Colo.); United States. Forest Service.] -- "Large wildfires are frequently destructive to the timber resource, but wildlife may not be so adversely affected.

Lowe, Philip O., Peter F. Ffolliott, John H. Dieterich, and David R. Patton. Determining potential benefits from wildfire in Arizona ponderosa pine forests book potential wildlife benefits from wildfire in Arizona ponderosa pine forests.

General Technical Report RM-GTR Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p. Lowe, Philip O.

et al. Determining potential wildlife benefits from wildlife in Arizona Ponderosa Pine. General Technical Report RM, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. US Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Fort Collins, by: Determining Potential Wildlife Benefits from Wildfire in Arizona Ponderosa Pine Forests By Philip O.

Lowe, Peter F. Ffolliott, John H. Dieterich and David R. Patton Topics: Forest Sciences. ponderosa pine forests. There is an impending need to better understand the role of fire and techniques land managers can use to emulate fire to restore fire-resiliency.

I define fire-resiliency simply as the ability of ponderosa pine forests to survive wildfires relatively intact, as typically occurred during presettlement by: Guidelines for Thinning Ponderosa Pine for Improved Forest Health and Fire Prevention.

By: Past land management practices have often resulted in ponderosa pine stands that are overly dense and prone to catastrophic wildfire or bark beetle outbreaks Preventing a stand-replacing event is best accomplished through tree thinning.

Low intensity fire regimes, corresponding to smaller flame length fires (0– m) with crown fire being a low probability event are the desired fire type for southwest ponderosa pine ecosystems (Covington and Moore,Swetnam, ).

Restoration treatments in the southwest ponderosa pine ecosystem seek to reintroduce low intensity fire as Cited by: 5. Fuel is required for any fire to burn. In regard to wildland fire, fuels consist of live and dead vegetation, such as trees, shrubs, grasses, and their debris.

Structures also become a potential source of fuel when they are in the vicinity of a Size: 5MB. Abstract. Recurrent fire has played a dominant role in the ecology of southwestern ponderosa pine forests.

To assess the benefits or losses of fire in these forests, a computer simulation model, called BURN, considers vegetation (mortality, regeneration, and production of herbaceous vegetation), wildlife (populations and habitats), Cited by: 5.

The Ponderosa Forest gets more moisture from winter snows and summer rains than lower elevation zones. Photo by Sally King. Ponderosa pine forests are found at middle elevations on the Pajarito Plateau where increased snowfall and summer rains create wetter conditions.

The Ancestral Pueblo people used these trees as roof beams for their homes. Determining potential wildlife benefits from wildfire in Arizona ponderosa pine forests USDA For. Serv., Gen. Tech. Rep. GTR-RM, Rocky Mountain Research Station Fort Collins, COCited by: 2. Restoring Ecosystem Health in Ponderosa Pine Forests of the Southwest Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Forestry -Washington- 95(4).

Determining Potential Wildlife Benefits from Wildfire in Arizona Ponderosa Pine Forests Author: Philip O. Lowe, Peter F. Ffolliott, John H. Dieterich, and David R. Patton Created Date: 2/11/ PM.

Sampling of trees was conducted in the Side wildfire (4 May ), Bridger-Knoll wildfire (20 June ) and Dauber prescribed fire (9 September ) in northern Arizona ponderosa pine. Changing climate and a legacy of fire-exclusion have increased the probability of high-severity wildfire, leading to an increased risk of forest carbon loss in ponderosa pine forests in the southwestern USA.

Efforts to reduce high-severity fire risk through forest thinning and prescribed burning require both the removal and emission of carbon from these forests, and [ ].

Habitat: Ponderosa pine trees occur as pure stands or in mixed conifer forests in the mountains. It is an important component of the Interior Ponderosa Pine, Pacific Ponderosa Pine-Douglas fir, and Pacific Ponderosa Pine forest cover types.

In the northwest, it is typically associated with Rocky Mountain Douglas fir, lodgepole pine, grand fir, andFile Size: 96KB. Determining potential wildlife benefits from wildfire in Arizona ponderosa pine forests.

USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report RM12 p. Sims, Bruce D., Gordon S. Lehman, and Peter F. Ffolliott. Some effects of controlled burning on surface water quality. Hydrology and Water Resources in Arizona and the Southwest. A range of forest management treatments was applied to ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) in northern treatments represented the full range of existing stand disturbance conditions and included forest stands that were unmanaged, thinned, thinned and prescribed burned, and burned by stand-replacing wildfire in order of increasing disturbance Cited by: Fire and Ponderosa Pine Forest • Before the 20th century, ponderosa pine forests in Arizona were open and grassy, with large old-growth trees • Frequent (every years) low-intensity surface fires occurred, fueled by dry grass and fallen branches • Surface fires killed small trees and cleared brush, but did not harm older, thicker.

Determining Ponderosa Pine Tree Density on Small Lots P Tom DeGomez, Forest Health Specialist, School of Natural Resources, University of Arizona ast land management practices have often resulted in ponderosa pine stands that are overly dense, growing offsite, and prone to catastrophic wildfire, drought or bark beetle outbreaks3,4, Size: KB.

The purpose of this study was to determine if current aboveground forest carbon stocks in fire‐excluded southwestern ponderosa pine forest are higher than prefire exclusion carbon stocks reconstructed fromquantify the carbon costs of thinning treatments to reduce high‐severity wildfire risk, and compare posttreatment (thinning and.

ponderosa pine forests in which recurrent surface fires affected heterogenous forest structure, although the Black Hills apparently had a greater range of fire behavior and resulting forest structure over multi-decadal time scales than ponderosa pine forests of the Southwest that burned more often.

Ponderosa pine forests, woodlands and savannas occupy approximately 2 million acres in Colorado or 8 percent of the state’s forested land. Ponderosa Pine. Ponderosa pine is well adapted to high temperatures and low moisture and is highly resistant to low-intensity fire.

Although ponderosa pine is most common between 6, and 9, feet, it. Treatments increased TEC by reducing both mean wildfire severity and its variability.

While the carbon balance of treatments may differ in more productive forest types, the carbon balance benefits from restoring forest structure and fire in southwestern ponderosa pine forests Cited by:   Introduction. Over the past three decades, wildfires in southwestern U.S. ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) forests have increased in size and severity, leaving large, contiguous patches of tree mortality.

Ponderosa pines evolved under fire regimes dominated by low- to moderate-severity wildfires. latus, Pinus ponderosa, ponderosa pine, Spermophilus lateralis, Tamias cinereicollis, wildfire effects.

Citation: Kyle, S.C., and WM. Block. Effects of wildfire severity on small mammals in northern Arizona ponderosa pine forests. Pages in W. Keith Moser and Cynthia F. Moser (eds.). Fire and forest ecology: innovative silviculture. crown fires except in the driest ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosaDougl.

ex Laws.) forests. Moreover, unless the surface fuels created by using these treatments are themselves treated, intense surface wildfire may result, likely negating positive effects of reducing crown fire potential.

No single thinning approach can be applied to. The animal life of an average pine forest in Northern Arizona is Bambi-esque with the standard cast of furry woodland creatures, including skunks, porcupines, deer, bunnies and the like.

There are a few animals that are closely associated with the ponderosa pine, however, like the Tassel-eared Abert's squirrel, that uses the tree for. Restoring forest structure and process stabilizes forest carbon in wildfire-prone southwestern ponderosa pine forests. Hurteau MD, Liang S, Martin KL, North MP, Koch GW, Hungate BA.

Changing climate and a legacy of fire-exclusion have increased the probability of high-severity wildfire, leading to an increased risk of forest carbon loss in Cited by:   T1 - Changes in potential wildland fire suppression costs due to restoration treatments in Northern Arizona Ponderosa pine forests.

AU - Fitch, Ryan A. AU - Kim, Yeon-Su. AU - Waltz, Amy E.M. AU - Crouse, Joe E. PY - /2/1. Y1 - /2/1. N2 - Wildfire suppression costs have been increasing since the early ' by: 5.

Start studying Fire and Nature. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

Why have forest fires in ponderosa pine forests become more damaging to that ecosystem than they were historically. How are the benefits of wildfires in deciduous and northern forests similar.

Pinus ponderosa Dougl. ex Laws. Ponderosa Pine. Pinaceae -- Pine family. William W. Oliver and Russell A. Ryker. Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), also called western yellow pine, is one of the most widely distributed pines in western North America.A major source of timber, ponderosa pine forests are also important as wildlife habitat, for recreational use, and for.

Ponderosa Pine Forest at Flagstaff: Ponderosa Pine Forests Prior to Euro-American settlement, periodic low-intensity wildfires swept through the area, creating greater variability in tree sizes and ages than observed today.

Because of these frequent fires, establishment of seedlings was infrequent. For example, ponderosa pine, one of the most fire-resistant and drought-tolerant species in Western forests, has thick bark and protective buds that can often tolerate moderate fire intensity (Vines ; Reynolds et al.

In mixed communities, ponderosa pine would be expected to better resist moderate-severity fire and fill space left by Cited by: 3. title = "Ponderosa pine mortality following fire in northern Arizona", abstract = "Sampling of trees was conducted in the Side wildfire (4 May ), Bridger-Knoll wildfire (20 June ) and Dauber prescribed fire (9 September ) in northern Arizona ponderosa pine forests (Pinus ponderosa).Cited by: The Sheridan Fire is 80% contained and in monitor status; however potential hazards still exist in the fire area.

Risks in recently burned areas include burned out stump holes, unstable terrain, falling trees or limbs, and the potential for washed out. Goals / Objectives The purpose of this project is to understand the influence of different degrees of fire damage to ponderosa pine trees on interactions among bark beetles and their associated fungi and phoretic mites.

Most species of tree-killing bark beetles rely on fungi to weaken host tree defenses or to provide direct nutrients for beetle larvae. Observations on natural regeneration in ponderosa pine following a prescribed fire in Arizona / Related Titles.

Series: Research note RM ; By. Sackett, Stephen S. Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Fort Collins, Colo.) Type. Book. population densities and total small mammal biomass in ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa)–dominated forests at 2 study areas in northern Arizona and northern New Mexico, USA.

We also evaluated the effects of wildfire on small mammal population densities and biomass after a wildfire burned a portion of one study area.A Unique Old-Growth Ponderosa Pine Forest in Northern Arizona.

SCOTT R. ABELLA1, Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. Present address: Public Lands Institute and School of Life Sciences, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV ABSTRACTCited by: 8.

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