Managing for old growth in frequent-fire landscapes

Carl E. Fiedler, Peter G Friederici, Mark Petruncio, Charles Denton, W. David Hacker

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Abstract

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing frequent-fire, old-growth forests. However, there are general guidelines to follow: 1) set objectives for both structure (tree density, diameter distribution, tree species composition, spatial arrangement, amount of coarse woody debris) and function (nutrient cycling, desired tree, species regeneration); 2) prioritize treatments according to ecological, economic, and social needs and risks; 3) identify the potential treatments (natural fire, prescribed fire, silvicultural cutting) that best meet the objectives and scale of the project; and 4) implement the treatment (s). We discuss each of these guidelines in this article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number20
JournalEcology and Society
Volume12
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007

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coarse woody debris
ecological economics
old-growth forest
nutrient cycling
regeneration
cutting (process)
distribution
project
need

Keywords

  • Fire
  • Forest management
  • Function
  • Silvicultural treatments
  • Structure
  • Thinning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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Fiedler, C. E., Friederici, P. G., Petruncio, M., Denton, C., & Hacker, W. D. (2007). Managing for old growth in frequent-fire landscapes. Ecology and Society, 12(2), [20].

Managing for old growth in frequent-fire landscapes. / Fiedler, Carl E.; Friederici, Peter G; Petruncio, Mark; Denton, Charles; Hacker, W. David.

In: Ecology and Society, Vol. 12, No. 2, 20, 2007.

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Fiedler, CE, Friederici, PG, Petruncio, M, Denton, C & Hacker, WD 2007, 'Managing for old growth in frequent-fire landscapes', Ecology and Society, vol. 12, no. 2, 20.
Fiedler CE, Friederici PG, Petruncio M, Denton C, Hacker WD. Managing for old growth in frequent-fire landscapes. Ecology and Society. 2007;12(2). 20.
Fiedler, Carl E. ; Friederici, Peter G ; Petruncio, Mark ; Denton, Charles ; Hacker, W. David. / Managing for old growth in frequent-fire landscapes. In: Ecology and Society. 2007 ; Vol. 12, No. 2.
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