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Fire history and fire records for Everglades National Park, 1948-1979.

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Date Issued:
1981-04
Summary:
Fire records are necessary to document fire frequency, seasonal occurrence, size, cause, location, conditions under which habitat types burn, manpower requirements, management techniques, and other factors. Traditional fire history information (Arno and Sneck, 1977) is less available for south Florida than for other areas within the U.S. because burned areas revegetate rapidly, and fire scarred trees either do not have annual rings or else the ings are difficult to interpret (Taylor, in press.) Good fire records are extremely important as they represent almost the only valid data on fire history. Even so, Robertson (1953) states south Florida is perhaps unique in that it has had more fires and kept less account of them than any other section of the country.
Title: Fire history and fire records for Everglades National Park, 1948-1979.
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Name(s): Taylor, Dale L.
South Florida Research Center
PALMM (Project)
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Bibliography
Technical Report.
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1981-04
Publisher: National Park Service, South Florida Research Center, Everglades National Park
Place of Publication: Homestead, Fla.
Physical Form: electronic resource
Extent: 121 pages,illustrations, maps ; 28 cm.
Language(s): English
Summary: Fire records are necessary to document fire frequency, seasonal occurrence, size, cause, location, conditions under which habitat types burn, manpower requirements, management techniques, and other factors. Traditional fire history information (Arno and Sneck, 1977) is less available for south Florida than for other areas within the U.S. because burned areas revegetate rapidly, and fire scarred trees either do not have annual rings or else the ings are difficult to interpret (Taylor, in press.) Good fire records are extremely important as they represent almost the only valid data on fire history. Even so, Robertson (1953) states south Florida is perhaps unique in that it has had more fires and kept less account of them than any other section of the country.
Summary: The purpose of this report is to review fire history and actions that led to current fire management alternatives, to organize and tabulate fire records from 1948 through 1979 drawn together from scattered sources, and to review changes in causes of fires that have occurred during the 32-year period of record. (Fire history for years prior to establishment of Everglades as a park are reviewed by Robertson (1953) and are included in this report as Appendix III). Objectives of current fire management activities are reviewed. Everglades National Park files have been searched for letters, memorandums, and reports that deal with fire history within the park. All individual fire reports that could be located have been placed in a permanent file in the Resources Management office at Pine Island near park headquarters.
Summary: Fire records showed cause of fire to be from lightning, by man, or from prescribed fire. Man-caused fires included unauthorized fires set by man or by activities of man such as farming operations, hunting and lumbering. Lightning fires include any ignition known to have resulted from a lightning strike. Prescribed fires are those fires set by managers for a specified purpose. Wildfire, as used in the records and in this report, indicates any man-caused or lightning-caused fire that was not a prescribed fire.
Identifier: 57012344 (oclc), FI06198728 (IID), 1033029 (digitool), NRBIB:EVER-5940 (NPS Natural Resources Bibliography Number) (stock number), fiu:18663 (fedora), AAA6368QF
Note(s): Dale L. Taylor.
"April 1981."
Two folded maps in pocket.
Includes bibliographic references (p.32-34, 120-21).
Electronic reproduction. [Florida] : State University System of Florida, PALMM Project, 2004. (Everglades online collection) Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: internet connectivity; Web browser software; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print PDF files. Electronically reproduced by Florida International University from a technical report held in the Green Library at Florida International University, Miami.
Subject(s): Forest fires -- Florida -- Everglades National Park
Forest fires -- Florida -- Everglades National Park -- Prevention and control
Everglades National Park (Fla.)
Everglades -- 3090202
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI06198728.pdf
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/tc/feol/FI06198728.jpg
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
Host Institution: FIU
Has Part:
(OCoLC)07845036
Is Part of Series: Report (South Florida Research Center) ; T-619.
Is Part of Series: Everglades online collection.