Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
115. Hughes, J. H., and E. L. Young, Jr. 1982. Autumn foods of dabbling ducks in southeastern Alaska. J. Wildl. Manage. 46:259-263.
Dabbling ducks on the Stikine Wildlife Management Unit of the Tongass National Forest were found to depend heavily upon sedges, the dominant species. Thus, although burning might remove dead material and expose new growth, it would probably not increase carrying capacity. Although fire is not viewed as detrimental to dabbling ducks in this marsh, its potentially deleterious effects to other wildlife and minimal advantages preclude its use. [K-IS]