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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