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Determining appropriate fire frequencies for oak savannas in two Ontario Provincial Parks

Determining appropriate fire frequencies for oak savannas in two Ontario Provincial Parks

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Title: Determining appropriate fire frequencies for oak savannas in two Ontario Provincial Parks
Author: Etwell, Tracey
Bazely, Dawn R.
Abstract: Prescribed burning is a popular management tool in many prairie and savanna
restorations. In Ontario's globally rare oak savanna plant communities it
is viewed as a means of restoring historic disturbance regimes essential for the
maintenance of native species. Prescribed burn plans have been implemented
at two Carolinian provincial parks, Rondeau and Pinery. Our goals are to
establish a framework for the restoration of oak savanna communities that is
based on the principles of restoration ecology and adaptive management.
Since burning has both short and long-term effects, effective monitoring of
plant community responses is essential. A key to success will be ensuring that
protocols for measuring long-term plant community responses to burning, that
are designed to be carried out by researchers with varying levels of field
expertise yield sound data.
Subject: adaptive management
restoration ecology
oak savanna
prescribed burning
Type: Other
Rights: http://casiopa.mediamouse.ca/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/PRFO-2003-Proceedings-p433-440-Etwell-and-Bazely.pdf
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/9854
Published: Heritage Resources Centre, University of Waterloo
Citation: Etwell, T. and Bazely, D. R. 2004. Determining appropriate fire frequencies for oak savannas in two Ontario Provincial Parks. Proceedings of the 6th Parks Research Forum of Ontario, 2004: Protected Areas and Watershed Management. pp. 433-442.
ISBN: 1-894072-54-5
Date: 2004

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