What is a fire regime?

Prescribed Fire February 07, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF

Fire regime is a term used to characterize the frequency, extent, intensity, severity and seasonality of fires within an ecosystem over an extended period of time.  For example, historically, ponderosa pine forests in the Southwest were generally characterized by a high frequency (2-12 years), low intensity, and low severity spring & summer fire regime.

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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.