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WEBINAR: Fire Regimes of Remnant Pine Communities in Pennsylvania

Many fire-dependent ecosystems in the eastern US are converting to fire-intolerant vegetation communities due to fire-suppression practices implemented in the 20th century. Where available, fire-scarred trees offer valuable information on historical fire regimes which can provide a scientific foundation for natural community restoration activities. In this study, we discuss 300-400 years of fire frequency, severity, and seasonality based on data from 8 sites across the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania. Fire regimes are reported in context of human settlement trends, climate records, and current management goals. 

For more info: http://www.firesciencenorthatlantic.org/events-webinars-source/2016/11/1/webinar-fire-regimes-of-remnant-pine-communities-in-pennsylvania