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Fire management and invasive plants- A handbook

January 1, 2008

Fire management can help maintain natural habitats, increase forage for wildlife, reduce fuel loads that might otherwise lead to catastrophic wildfire, and maintain natural succession. Today, there is an emerging challenge that fire managers need to be aware of: invasive plants. Fire management activities can create ideal opportunities for invasions by nonnative plants, potentially undermining the benefits of fire management actions.

This manual provides practical guidelines that fire managers should consider with respect to invasive plants.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2008
Title Fire management and invasive plants- A handbook
Authors Matthew L. Brooks, Michael Lusk
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Index ID 70190545
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Western Ecological Research Center

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