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Fire ecology and prescribed burning in the Great Plains a research review by Henry A. Wright

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Published by Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station, Forest Service, USDA in Ogden .
Written in English


  • Prescribed burning,
  • Fire ecology

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StatementHenry A. Wright, Arthur W. Bailey. --
SeriesUnited States. Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. U.S.D.A. Forest Service general technical report INT ; 77
ContributionsBailey, Arthur W., United States. Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Ogden, Utah)
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Pagination60 p. :
Number of Pages60
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25660043M

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