Jonathan D. Bates

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USDA
Agricultural Research Service, Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center
67826-A Hwy 205
Burns, Oregon 97720, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Vegetation Recovery and Fuel Reduction after Seasonal Burning of Western Juniper
Pages: 27-48
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1003027

The decrease in fire activity has been recognized as a main cause of expansion of North American woodlands. Piñon-juniper habitat in the western United States has expanded in area nearly 10-fold since the late 1800s. Woodland control measures using chainsaws, heavy equipment, and prescribed fire are used to restore sagebrush steppe plant communities. We compared vegetation recovery following cutting and prescribed fire on three sites in late Phase 2 (mid succession) and Phase 3 (late succession) western juniper (Juniperus occidentalis Hook.) woodlands in southeast Oregon.  [Read More]

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