Restoring fire to wilderness: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

Fire Management Today
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Abstract

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, established in 1890, consist of 863,741 acres (349,551 ha) of Sierra Nevada foothills, mid-elevation conifer forest, and high-elevation alpine environment. The parks contain 36 giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) groves, including the largest known tree, the General Sherman. Ninety-four percent of the parklands is in designated or proposed wilderness (fig. 1), with conditions resembling roadless areas in national forests.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Restoring fire to wilderness: Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
Series title Fire Management Today
Volume 61
Issue 2
Year Published 2001
Language English
Publisher U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Contributing office(s) Western Ecological Research Center
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Article
First page 24
Last page 28