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History, uses, and effects of fire in the Appalachians

Author: David H Van Lear; Thomas A Waldrop; Southeastern Forest Experiment Station (Asheville, N.C.)
Publisher: Asheville, N.C. : U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, [1989]
Series: General technical report SE (Asheville, N.C. : 1981), 54.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Natural and manmade fires have occurred frequently in the Southern Appalachian Mountains for millenia. Today, forest managers in this region use prescribed fires for hazard reduction, understory control, regeneration, protection of threatened and endangered species, and wildlife management. The effects of prescribed burning on Southern Appalachian soils, vegetation, and water and air quality are discussed.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David H Van Lear; Thomas A Waldrop; Southeastern Forest Experiment Station (Asheville, N.C.)
OCLC Number: 19914890
Notes: Cover title.
"April 1989"--Page 2 of cover.
Description: 20 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Series Title: General technical report SE (Asheville, N.C. : 1981), 54.
Responsibility: David H. Van Lear, Thomas A. Waldrop.

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Natural and manmade fires have occurred frequently in the Southern Appalachian Mountains for millenia. Today, forest managers in this region use prescribed fires for hazard reduction, understory control, regeneration, protection of threatened and endangered species, and wildlife management. The effects of prescribed burning on Southern Appalachian soils, vegetation, and water and air quality are discussed.

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