Forest fuels on organic and associated soils in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina

  • Authors: Wendel, G. W.; Storey, T. G; Byram, G. M.
  • Publication Year: 1962
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Station Paper SFES-SP-144. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 50 p.

Abstract

The fire problem in the organic soil (pocosin) areas of eastern North Carolina centers a round the frequent and costly blowup wildfires occurring there and the use of fire as a management tool. Under certain combinations of fuel and weather, low intensity fires will suddenly and often unexpectedly multiply their rate of energy output many times . In almost all instances these fires have been virtually uncontrollable until the weather has moderated or the fire has run out of fuel. Efforts at control are often greatly hampered by inaccessibility and the poor soil trafficability in much of the area.

  • Citation: Wendel, G. W.; Storey, T. G; Byram, G. M. 1962. Forest fuels on organic and associated soils in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. Station Paper SFES-SP-144. Asheville, NC: USDA-Forest Service, Southeastern Forest Experiment Station. 50 p.
  • Posted Date: January 4, 2013
  • Modified Date: January 4, 2013
  • Print Publications Are No Longer Available

    In an ongoing effort to be fiscally responsible, the Southern Research Station (SRS) will no longer produce and distribute hard copies of our publications. Many SRS publications are available at cost via the Government Printing Office (GPO). Electronic versions of publications may be downloaded, printed, and distributed.

    Publication Notes

    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
    • Our online publications are scanned and captured using Adobe Acrobat. During the capture process some typographical errors may occur. Please contact the SRS webmaster if you notice any errors which make this publication unusable.
    • To view this article, download the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.