Kent A. van Wagtendonk

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Yosemite National Park
National Park Service
PO Box 700
El Portal, California 95318, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Factors Associated with the Severity of Intersecting Fires in Yosemite National Park, California, USA
Pages: 11-31
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.0801011

In 1972, Yosemite National Park established a wilderness fire zone in which lightning fires were allowed to run their courses under prescribed conditions.  This zone was expanded in 1973 to include the 16 209 ha Illilouette Creek basin, just to the southeast of Yosemite Valley.  From 1973 through 2011, there have been 157 fires in the basin.  [Read More]

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