Forest Fire History in the Northern Rockies
Jouranl of Forestry
Recent fire-scar studies in the northern Rocky Mountains have documented forest fire history over the past few centuries. They reveal that in some forest types fire maintained many-aged open stands of seral trees. In other types, major fires caused replacement of the stands. Often, however, fires burned at variable intensities, creating a mosaic of stands differing in composition and structure.
Arno, S. (1980). Forest fire history in the northern Rockies. Journal of Forestry, 78(8): 460-465.