QUANTIFYING POST-FIRE RECOVERY OF RANGELAND PRODUCTIVITY

Author: 
Reeves, Matt C.
Publisher: 
Society for Range Management
Publication Year: 
2018
Description: 
Recovery of production after a wildfire event is essential for maintaining goods and services such as providing forage on a sustainable basis.� Often general rules of thumb, such as waiting two years after a fire to return to pre-fire grazing intensity, are used for managing production of livestock on rangeland landscapes. However, quantitative guidelines indicating the length of time required for vegetation to return to pre-fire production levels are lacking for many vegetation types. Here we quantify the recovery periods for 23 vegetation types in the Intermountain region of the western United States. The program evaluates production recovery and quantifies the length of time needed until no significant difference between burned and unburned landscapes is observed.
Conference Name: 
SRM Reno, NV
Conference Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Resource Type: 
Text
Document Type: 
Conference Proceedings
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