Fire Dependent

Requirements include:

  • frequent, low intensity ground fires that prevent establishment of continuous forest cover.

Fraser river near lytton (c) Mike Pearson

Threats include:

  • successional changes in habitat caused by fire suppression.
  • high intensity, catastrophic fires caused by fuel buildup during periods of fire suppression

Strategies

Controlled burn USFWS

Undertake or permit controlled burns when appropriate

  • Conduct controlled burns on local government lands under the advice of a knowledgeable ecologist.

  • Consider species at risk when regulating the timing and extent of burning on private property.

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