There is increasing evidence that fire has played an important role as a natural factor in influencing the structure, dynamics, and evolution of forest ecosystems, particularly in western North America. Park biologists at Grand Teton National Park are in the process of developing a fire-vegetation management plan for the major vegetational habitat types within the Park. A prescribed burn was scheduled for an old Douglas-Fir forest located on Blacktail Butte as part of an experimental study aimed at determing wheter it would be desirable to implement a program of prescribed buring as a substitute for the formally occuring natural fires. Project Number 195.
McGee, John M.
"Effects of Prescribed Burning on Vertebrate Fauna of a Douglas-Fir Forest,"
Jackson Hole Research Station Annual Report: Vol. 1973
, Article 14.
Available at: http://repository.uwyo.edu/jhrs_reports/vol1973/iss1/14