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Vision Fire: Lessons Learned

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VISION FIRE: Lessons Learned from the October 1995 Fire (complete publication) (2.23 MB PDF)

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Introduction (129 KB PDF)

Fire Effects on the Point Reyes Mountain Beaver (90 KB PDF)

Recovery of Lepidoptera (Moths and Butterflies) (313 KB PDF)

Community Dynamics of Ectomycorrhizal Fungi (124 KB PDF)

Monitoring Landbirds in the Riparian Zone (118 KB PDF)

Post-Fire Vegetation Response in the Bishop Pine Forest (238 KB PDF)

Fluvial Geomorphic Response of a Northern California Coastal Stream (490 KB PDF)

Assessment of Northern Spotted Owls (146 KB PDF)

Interactive Application of GIS (288 KB PDF)

Appendix (17 KB PDF)

To cite this publication: U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, 2005. Vision Fire: Lessons Learned from the October 1995 Fire. Point Reyes National Seashore, 98pp.

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Did You Know?

Bubblegum coral. Image courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

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