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The use of geographic information for fire management planning in Yosemite National Park

The George Wright Forum

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Abstract

Fire has played a critical role in the ecosystems of Yosemite National park for millennia. Before the advent of Euro-Americans, lightning fires and fires set by Native Americans burned freely across the landscape. These fires burned periodically, with the interval between fires dependent on the availability of ignition sources, adequate fuels, and weather conducive to burning. As a result, different vegetation types burned at different intervals.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The use of geographic information for fire management planning in Yosemite National Park
Series title:
The George Wright Forum
Volume:
19
Issue:
1
Year Published:
2002
Language:
English
Publisher:
George Wright Society
Contributing office(s):
Western Ecological Research Center
Description:
21 p.
First page:
19
Last page:
39