Fire Ecology of Forests and Woodlands in Utah

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This report summarizes available information on fire as an ecological factor for forest habitat types and the unclassified pinyon-juniper and oak-maple woodlands occurring in Utah. Habitat types and the unclassified vegetation communities are assigned to Fire Groups based on fire's potential role in forest succession. For each Fire Group, the authors discuss (1) the relationships of major tree species to fire, (2) forest fuels, (3) the natural role of fire, (4) fire's hypothetical role in forest succession, and (5) fire management considerations.


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