28 Dec 2007, 7:41pm
Fire History
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A Time for Burning

Lewis, Henry T. A Time for Burning. Occasional Publication No. 17. 1982, Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta, Boreal Institute for Northern Studies

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Anthropologist Henry T. Lewis (1928-2004) earned his doctorate at UC Berkeley and authored Patterns of Indian Burning in California in 1973. Lewis went on to become Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta in Edmondton (1971-1975 and 1986-1990). There he conducted research in the burning practices of the native peoples of northern Alberta. In addition to written works, Lewis produced a documentary film, The Fires of Spring, in 1978.

Henry T. Lewis and M. Kat Anderson edited and wrote Introductions to Forgotten Fires — Native Americans and the Transient Wilderness by Omer C. Stewart, University of Oklahoma Press, 2002.

Papers by Henry T. Lewis include:

1973 Patterns of Indian Burning in California: Ecology and Ethnohistory. Lowell John Bean (ed.). Ballena Anthropological Papers Vol. 1. Ramona, CA: Ballena Press. Reprinted in Thomas C. Blackburn and Kat Anderson (eds.) Before the Wilderness: Environmental Management by Native Californians. Menlo Park, CA: Ballena Press.

1977 Maskuta: The Ecology of Indian Fires in Northern Alberta. Western Canadian Journal of Anthropology, Vol. 7, #1: 15-52.

1978 Traditional Uses of Fire in Northern Alberta. Pp. 61-62 in Dennis E. Dube (compiler) Fire Ecology in Resource Management: Workshop Proceedings, December 6-7, 1977. Information Report NOR-X-210. Edmonton, Alberta: Environment Canada, Canadian Forestry Service, Northern Forest Research Centre.

1980 Hunter-Gatherers and Problems for Fire History. Pp. 115-119 in Marvin A. Stokes and John H. Dieterich (technical coordinators) Proceedings of the Fire History Workshop: October 20-24, 1980, Tucson, Arizona. General Technical Report RM-81. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.

1980b Indian Fires in Spring: Hunters and Gatherers of the Canadian Forest Shaped Their Habitat with Fire. Natural History, Vol. 89, #1 (Jan): 76-78, 82-83.

1982 Fire Technology and Resource Management in Aboriginal North American and Australia. Pp. 45-67 in Nancy M. Williams and Eugene S. Hunn (eds.) Resource Managers: North American and Australian Hunter-Gatherers; Proceedings of AAAS Selected Symposium 67. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, Inc.

1982 A Time for Burning. Occasional Publication No. 17. Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta, Boreal Institute for Northern Studies.

1985 Why Indians Burned: Specific Versus General Reasons. Pp. 75-80 in James E. Lotan, et al. (technical coordinators) Proceedings–Symposium and Workshop on Wilderness Fire: Missoula, Montana, November, 15-18, 1983. General Technical Report INT-182. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station.

1990 Reconstructing Patterns of Indian Burning in Southwestern Oregon. Pp. 80-84 in Nan Hannon and Richard K. Olmo (eds.) Living with the Land: The Indians of Southwest Oregon - Proceedings of the1989 Symposium on the Prehistory of Southwest Oregon. Medford, OR: Southern Oregon Historical Society. [See our review here]

1988 Lewis, Henry T. and Theresa A. Ferguson. Yards, Corridors, and Mosaics: How to Burn a Boreal Forest. Human Ecology, Vol. 16, #1 (Mar): 57-77. Notes Indian fire use in NW California and western WA in pages 58-63 .

26 Dec 2007, 4:03pm
Cultural Landscapes Fire History
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The Ecological Legacy of Indian Burning Practices in Southwestern Oregon

Carloni, Ken. The Ecological Legacy of Indian Burning Practices in Southwestern Oregon. 2005. Doctoral dissertation, Oregon State Univ.

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26 Dec 2007, 2:03pm
Management Philosophy
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“The Solution is Aircraft”: Aircraft and the Political Economy of Canadian Forest Fires

Pyne, Stephen J. “The Solution is Aircraft”: Aircraft and the Political Economy of Canadian Forest Fires. American Review of Canadian Studies, 2006, pp 458-477.

Stephen J. Pyne is Regents Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and author of 18 books and numerous essays. This essay derives from Pyne’s newest book, Awful Splendour: A Fire History of Canada.

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26 Dec 2007, 1:29pm
Management Philosophy
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Burning Border

Pyne, Stephen J., Burning Border. Environmental History, 12 (Oct 2007)

Stephen J. Pyne is Regents Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University and author of 18 books and numerous essays. This essay derives from Pyne’s newest book, Awful Splendour: A Fire History of Canada.

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23 Dec 2007, 8:15pm
Predators Wildlife Sciences
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When Do Wolves Become Dangerous To Humans

Geist, Valerius, When do wolves become dangerous to humans?

Valerius Geist is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science, The University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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23 Dec 2007, 7:12pm
Principles Restoration Forestry
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Testimonies Regarding Forest Restoration, Dec 2007

Testimonies to the US Senate Energy & Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Forests: To receive testimony regarding forest restoration and hazardous fuels reduction efforts in the forests of Oregon and Washington (Hearing Room SD-366), Thursday, December 13, 2007

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Authors:

Mark Rey - Natural Resources and the Environment: Department of Agriculture

James Caswell - Director, Bureau of Land Management

K Norman Johnson - University Distinguished Professor, Oregon State University, and Jerry F. Franklin - Professor of Ecosystems Sciences, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington

Phil Aune - USFS (ret), former Research Program Mgr, Redding Silviculture Lab

Russ Vaagen - Vice President, Vaagen Brothers Lumber Co.

Matthew Donnegan - Co-President, Forest Capital Partners, LLC

Russ Hoeflich - Vice President & Oregon State Director, The Nature Conservancy

Boyd Britton - County Commissioner, Grant County, Oregon

Michael E. Dubrasich - Executive Director Western Institute for Study of the Environment

15 Dec 2007, 6:37pm
Fire History
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Awful Splendour: A Fire History of Canada

Pyne, Stephen J. Awful Splendour: A Fire History of Canada. 2007. Univ. British Columbia Press.

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14 Dec 2007, 5:37pm
Holocene Climates
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Holocene Temperatures and Sea Level Changes

Taylor, George H. Holocene Temperatures and Sea Level Changes. Western Institute for Study of the Environment, December, 2007

George H. Taylor is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist and Director of the Oregon Climate Service, Oregon State University.

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14 Dec 2007, 2:19pm
Wildlife Policy
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Management of Hyperabundant Wildlife Populations in Canada’s National Parks

Parks Canada Agency. Management of Hyperabundant Wildlife Populations in Canada’s National Parks, Management Directive 4.4.11, December 2007

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14 Dec 2007, 1:39pm
Policy
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Your Political Will Does Not Mean A Damn Thing

Petersen, James D. Your Political Will Does Not Mean A Damn Thing. Speech to the Lolo Resource Advisory Council, Hamilton, Montana, November 27, 2007

James D. Petersen is Executive Director, The Evergreen Foundation [here]

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12 Dec 2007, 6:24pm
Wildlife Policy Wildlife Sciences
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A New Solution To Non-Game Program Funding?

Dovel, George. A New Solution To Non-Game Program Funding? The Outdoorsman, 2007.

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12 Dec 2007, 1:43pm
Ecology Forest and Fire Sciences
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Historical Fire Cycles in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks

Van Wagner, Charles E., Mark A. Finney, and Mark Heathcott. Historical Fire Cycles in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks. Forest Science 52(6) 2006, (704-717).

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11 Dec 2007, 7:23pm
Ecology Forest and Fire Sciences Management
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Burning Banff

Pyne, Stephen J. Burning Banff. Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment 11.2 (Summer 2004).

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9 Dec 2007, 8:23pm
Management
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Forestry in Indian Country: Models of Sustainability for Our Nation’s Forests?

Various authors. Edited by Petersen, James D. Evergreen Magazine, Winter 2005-2006

(James D. Petersen is Executive Director of The Evergreen Foundation and Publisher, Evergreen Magazine, [here])

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8 Dec 2007, 5:16pm
Management Policy
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Back to the Rim: The Story of the Warm Fire

Dubrasich, Mike. Back to the Rim: The Story of the Warm Fire. Western Institute for Study of the Environment, 2007.

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