Kerry's forest ideas out of step with sound ecosystem management

Dano wxdano9 at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 10 09:56:11 EST 2004


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> Limiting for growth and limiting by fire due to dehydrated foliage.  
> 
> But what do you mean by saying that fire is no longer a limiting
> factor for many white fir forests in the Sierra mountains. Is fire no
> longer limiting:
> 
> 1) Because of fire brigades and traditional fire suppression.
> 2) Man made obstacles preventing fire propagation
> 3) Enhanced soil quality after decades or centuries with no
> catastrophic fires.
> 4) Something else

Traditional fire suppression. There are also invasive spp. of grass up
to about the red fir ecotone, but not as big a problem as fire
suppression.

Best,

D



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