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Fuel conditions and fire hazard reduction costs in a giant sequoia forest

Authors

H. H. Biswell
R. P. Gibbens
Hayle Buchanan

Authors Affiliations

H. H. Biswell is Professor, University of Wyoming, Laramie), University of California Berkeley; R. P. Gibbens was Assistant Specialist (now in Plant Sciences Division, University of Wyoming, Laramie), University of California Berkeley; Hayle Buchanan, Weber State College, Ogden, Utah, was a College Teacher Participant, National Science Foundation Grant.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 22(2):2-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n02p2. February 1968.

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Abstract

In Recent Periods as long as 100 years, the groves of giant sequoia have been protected from destructive forces—including the fires which were once an integral part of their environment. There is today a growing concern that such protection, while of vital importance, is not of itself an adequate substitute for natural habitat conditions. Plant successions are changing conditions within the groves; the understory shade-tolerant trees, chiefly white fir, are increasing in number; and large amounts of debris are accumulating.

Biswell H, Gibbens R, Buchanan H. 1968. Fuel conditions and fire hazard reduction costs in a giant sequoia forest. Hilgardia 22(2):2-4. DOI:10.3733/ca.v022n02p2
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