historical role of fire on the Bitterroot National Forest

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Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station , Ogden, Utah
Forest fires -- Montana., Bitterroot National Forest (Idaho and M
StatementStephen F. Arno.
SeriesUSDA Forest Service research paper INT -- 187.
ContributionsIntermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Ogden, Utah)., United States. Forest Service.
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Fire scars on trees were sampled intensively on three study areas in different parts of the Bitterroot National Forest (fig. Each of these areas includes similar patterns of forest types extending over a broad elevational range (from about 4, to.

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29 p. Results show that fire was historically a major force in stand development, but that is has been of minor significance during the past 50 years, possible because of organized fire suppression. Presents frequencies, intensities, and influences of fire on stand structure and composition on the Bitterroot National Forest in west-central by: Forest Supervisor, Lolo-Bitterroot National Forest J No one can claim to be a real old timer in the Forest Service unless he went through the fire season I was supervisor of the Lolo Forest at the time.

In the night of August 21 the telephone bell at my bedside awakened me. “Mr. Koch, the fires have all gone wild. Arno, S. The historical role of fire in the Bitterroot National Forest. USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Research Paper INT Bessie, W.C., and E.A.

Johnson. The relative importance of fuels and weather on fire behavior in subalpine forests in the southern Canadian Rockies. Ecology   A Once in a Lifetime Photo of a forest fire in Bitterroot Forest/Montana.

This awsome picture was taken in the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana on August 6, by a fire behavior analyst. The Great Fire of (also commonly referred to as the Big Blowup, the Big Burn, or the Devil's Broom fire) was a wildfire in the western United States that burned three million acres (4, sq mi; 12, km 2) in North Idaho and Western Montana, with extensions into Eastern Washington and Southeast British Columbia, in the summer of The area burned included large parts Location: Idaho, Montana, and Washington.

The document was written by Frank Schumaker, an early District Ranger at Magruder and also the author of one of the most important early histories of the west side of the Bitterroot National Forest. The essay starts with the coming of Lewis and Clark to the area and ends around The Bitterroot National Forest experienced a fire season of historic proportions in Wildfires burnedacres on the Bitterroot National Forest acres on private and State lands in Ravalli County, Montana during the summer of The fires destroyed 70 homes, 2 commercial properties, and outbuildings.

Legendary forest fires in the late s like the Peshtigo Fire of bolstered the argument by early conservationists like Franklin Hough and Bernhard Fernow that forest fires threatened future commercial timber supplies.

Concern for protecting those supplies and also watersheds helped conservationists convince the U.S. government in to begin setting aside national forest. The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed through parts of what are now forest lands in After the discovery of gold in Idaho and then Montana in the s, numerous mining towns were built, some of which today are ghost towns.

The Nez Perce National Historic Trail passes through a portion of the forest, Location: Ravalli / Missoula counties, Montana. Or for a more rugged adventure, check out one of the Wilderness Areas. Forty-seven percent of the Bitterroot National Forest (, acres) is part of the Anaconda-Pintler, Selway-Bitterroot, andFrank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

A night spent in a Forest Service fire lookout or cabin can also be a unique, and memorable experience. Bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva)By Andrew Kratz, USDA Forest Service. Bitterroot is widespread in the western United States, ranging from Washington and California eastward to Montana (where it is the state flower), Colorado, and Arizona.

BRC is the single reporting point and information center for all incidents occurring or threatening Bitterroot National Forest lands within the BRF fire protection. On the Bitterroot Forest Reserve and early forest policy: Hartig, Louis F.

Lochsa: The Story of a Ranger District and its People in Clearwater National Forest. Dubuque: Kendall-Hunt, Written by a pioneer forester in the Clearwater Valley using mostly oral sources.

Leiberg, J.B. The Bitterroot Forest Reserve in U.S. Geological Survey. 2dh File Size: 6MB. Beaver Creek Physiographic Area Landscape Assessment: An analysis of the biological and cultural ecology of the Beaver Creek Physiographic Area, Kootenai National Forest, Cabinet Ranger District, Trout Creek, MT.

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C., Fire Ecology of the Forest Habitat Types of Northern Size: KB. The photographs document the life of the Bitterroot National Forest in west-central Montana, from tothough the project is still ongoing. Every 10 to 15 years, photographers return to. The Bitterroot Controversy Martin Nie University of Montana.

The Bitterroot controversy was a major flashpoint in American environmental history that engendered significant changes to national forest policy. It served as an important reference during a larger national debate about public lands management. Arno, Stephen F. The Historical Role of Fire on the Bitterroot National Forest, Space, Ralph S.

The Clearwater Story: A History of the Clearwater National Forest, (Print copies available from the Clearwater Historical Museum). Oakley, Robert D. The Philipsburg Story: A History of the Philipsburg Ranger District. Bitterroot controversy. Swanson () examines the critical role of Guy M. Brandborg of the U.S.

Forest Service, who was supervisor of the Bitterroot National Forest from to By insisting on selection cutting, he tried to protect the watersheds and wildlife habitats that are harmed by nates: 46°40′″N °47′″W /.

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Bitterroot Forest nominates three fire lookouts for historic register. The St. Mary's Peak lookout initially was constructed on a pole foundation, but that was replaced with a stone base after the original "cap" — or structure — blew off in during a windstorm.

Arno, S. The historical role of fire in the Bitterroot National Forest. USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Research Paper INT Arno, S. Forest regions of Montana. USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Research Paper, INT Arno, S.

Forest History Society Forest Service Organizational directories from CPS Smokejumpers, World War II Gregg Phifer and Lester Gahler Collections photographs newspaper clippings, envelopes, log book, and periodicals. Grey Towers National Historical Landmark Collection Lantern slides dating from to Charles E.

Hardy Collection. recommends Bitterroot National Forest. August 8 at PM. This morning while hiking up the Bass Creek trail #4 I met three firefighters headed to a small fire up the trail. I can certainly recommend the trail and the FS people who take care of it.5/5.

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Discover Bitterroot National Forest, Hamilton, MT. 19K likes. This page is maintained jointly by the Bitterroot National Forest and Bitter Root RC&D (c3 non-profit partner). It conveys Followers: 20K.

HAMILTON - In the Bitterroot National Forest, an early morning flight Sunday showed the Gold Pan fire had covered 8, acres in the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness southwest. Historic Sites. The Bitterroot National Forest offers a "Walk by the Light of the Moon" series of interpretive walks during spring, summer, fall and winter.

These walks are based on the book by Frances Hamerstrom titled "Walk When the Moon is Full", about taking her children on nature walks every month under the full moon. Nestled in the heart of North Idaho’s breathtaking Silver Valley, at the foot of the towering Bitterroot Mountains, the Wallace Inn offers a unique experience for visitors.

Historic Wallace, Idaho is home to a rich and colorful history which has earned the entire downtown a listing on The National Register of Historic Places.

In their “A Burning Story” Juli G. Pausus and Jon E. Keeley review the role of fire in the history of life, with its “strong ecological and evolutionary consequences for biota, including humans.” There is evidence for fire million years ago and charcoal in million-year-old Devonian deposits.McColgan was employed by the Alaska Fire service and was on loan to Montana and acting as an expert on wildfire behavior.

McColgan just happened to be a contract fire analyst with a new camera and took digital pictures of two elk who escaped the fire by wading in the Bitterroot River. No big deal.