Restoring fire-prone Inland Pacific landscapes: seven core principles

TitleRestoring fire-prone Inland Pacific landscapes: seven core principles
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsHessburg, PF
Secondary AuthorsChurchill, DJ
Tertiary AuthorsLarson, AJ
Subsidiary AuthorsHaugo, RD, Miller, C, Spies, TA, North, MP, Povak, NA, R Belote, T, Singleton, PH, Gaines, WL, Keane, RE, Aplet, GH, Stephens, SL, Morgan, P, Bisson, PA, Rieman, BE, R Salter, B, Reeves, GH
JournalLandscape Ecology
KeywordsInland Pacific, restoration, technical reports and journal articles

More than a century of forest and fire management of Inland Pacific landscapes has transformed their successional and disturbance dynamics. Regional connectivity of many terrestrial and aquatic habitats is fragmented, flows of some ecological and physical processes have been altered in space and time, and the frequency, size and intensity of many disturbances that configure these habitats have been altered. Current efforts to address these impacts yield a small footprint in comparison to wildfires and insect outbreaks. Moreover, many current projects emphasize thinning and fuels reduction within individual forest stands, while overlooking large-scale habitat connectivity and disturbance flow issues.