Katie J. Hansen

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Lassen Volcanic National Park
US Department of Interior
38050 Highway 36 E
Mineral, California 96063, USA

Publications in Fire Ecology

Evaluating Prescribed Fire Effectiveness Using Permanent Monitoring Plot Data: A Case Study
Pages: 2-25
DOI: 10.4996/fireecology.1203002

Since Euro-American settlement, ponderosa pine forests throughout the western United States have shifted from high fire frequency and open canopy savanna forests to infrequent fire and dense, closed canopy forests. Managers at Zion National Park, USA, reintroduced fire to counteract these changes and decrease the potential for high-severity fires. We analyzed existing permanent monitoring plot data collected between 1995 and 2010 to assess achievement of management objectives related to prescribed fire in ponderosa pine forests.  [Read More]

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