Fire and Fire Surrogate Study Sites Fire and Fire Surrogate Study
Sequoia National Park Site
Forest Fire
Photo by Eric Knapp

The Fire and Fire Surrogate study is a network of 13 long-term sites established nationwide to evaluate the ecosystem impacts of different fire hazard reduction treatment in forests that historically experienced short-interval, low- to moderate-severity fire regimes. The fuel reduction treatments being investigated by USGS researchers at Sequoia National Park are early season and late season prescribed fire. USGS is cooperating with the National Park Service in this effort. Funding is provided by the USDA/USDI Joint Fire Science Program.

Research funded by the Joint Fire Science Program
Joint Fire Science Program National Park Service

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Last update: 15 January 2004