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Fire Management Options for Controlling Woody Invasive Plants in the NE and Mid-Atlantic U.S.

Updated: Dec 16, 2020

Author: Final report to Joint Fire Science Program, 2004

Abridged Summary: Alteration of natural habitats by woody invasive plants is a concern for land managers throughout the northeastern United States. Invasive species – both native and exotic – can adversely impact plant communities and alter fire regimes. Although there is some information on the impacts of invasive species on habitats in the Northeast, few studies have addressed best management practices for controlling or eliminating these species and no studies have evaluated their impacts on fire regimes.


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