Amphibians and wildfire in the U.S. Northwest

Authors: Blake R Hossack
Contribution Number: 230


Scientists are in the early stages of determining the relationship between wildfire and conservation of amphibians in the Northwest. It will not be surprising if we find that amphibian communities are healthier in areas where fire regimes more closely resemble those prior to European settlement, similar to the relationship between wildfire and amphibians in the Southeast. Also, because fire has often been managed differently in wilderness and national parks during the last 30 years or so, compared to actively managed forests, protected lands may be important to the conservation of many amphibians.

Publication details
Published Date: 2006
Outlet/Publisher: International Journal of Wilderness 12: 26, 43
Media Format: .PDF

ARMI Organizational Units:
Rocky Mountains, Northern - Biology
Place Names:
Pacific Northwest
fire; management; wilderness; wildlife habitat
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