Below are many of the scientific journal articles, books, and other materials we use to inform our positions on wildfire management in and around the Los Padres National Forest. We have provided links to download articles where we are able.
Bond, M.L., D.E. Lee, C.M. Bradley, and C.T. Hanson (2009) Influence of pre-fire tree mortality on fire severity in conifer forests of the San Bernardino Mountains, California. The Open Forest Science Journal, 2:41-47.
Halsey, R. W. and A.D. Syphard (2015) High-Severity Fire in Chaparral: Cognitive Dissonance in the Shrublands. D. A. DellaSala and C.T. Hanson, Eds. In The Ecological importance of Mixed-severity Fires: Nature’s Phoenix, pp. 177-209. Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Knapp, E.E., B.L. Estes, and C.N. Skinner (2009) Ecological Effects of Prescribed Fire Season: A Literature Review and Synthesis for Managers. General Technical Report PSW-GTR-224, USDA, Forest Service. PSW Research Station.
Moritz, M.A., J.E. Keeley, E.A. Johnson, and A.A. Schaffner (2004) Testing a basic assumption of shrubland fire management: how important is fuel age? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 2(2):67-72.
Safford, H.D. and K.M. Van de Water (2014) Using Fire Return Interval Departure (FRID) Analysis to Map Spatial and Temporal Changes in Fire Frequency on National Forest Lands in California. Research Paper PSW-RP-266, USDA, Forest Service. PSW Research Station.
Zedler, P.H., C.R. Gautier, and G.S. McMaster (1983) Vegetation change in response to extreme events: the effect of a short interval between fires in California chaparral and coastal scrub. Ecology, 64(4):809-818.