Fire and vegetation history of the Jemez Mountains

New Mexico Decision-Makers Field Guide 1
Edited by: Peggy S. Johnson



Historic patterns of fire occurrence and vegetation change in the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico have been described in detail by using multiple lines of evidence. Data sources include old aerial and ground-based photographs, historic records, charcoal deposits from bogs, fire-scarred trees (Figure 1), tree-ring reconstructions of precipitation, and field sampling of vegetation and soils. The forests and woodlands that cloak the Southwestern uplands provide the most extensive and detailed regional-scale network of fire history data available in the world (Swetnam and Baisan 1996, Swetnam et al. 1999, Allen 2002).

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype State/Local Government Series
Title Fire and vegetation history of the Jemez Mountains
Series title New Mexico Decision-Makers Field Guide
Series number 1
ISBN 9781883905087
Year Published 2001
Language English
Publisher New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources
Publisher location Socorro, NM
Contributing office(s) Fort Collins Science Center
Description 5 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype State/Local Government Series
Larger Work Title Water, watersheds, and land use In New Mexico: Impacts of population growth on natural resources, Santa Fe region 2001 (New Mexico Decision-Makers Field Guide No. 1)
First page 29
Last page 33
Country United States
State New Mexico
Other Geospatial Jemez Mountains