Scope and Content Note
The John R. Hardison Papers consist of reports and publications, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and reference files. The reference files include reprints and photocopies of journal articles, reports and publications, and correpondence on a variety of topics pertaining to field burning, including burn and soil effects, insects, regulation programs, fire effects on range grass, plant disease control, straw utilization, fire ecology, and fire policy. The Papers include reports published by the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station and correspondence and reports to and from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Oregon Department of Agriculture, the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission, the Oregon Seed Council, and the Oregon Seed Growers League. Information pertaining to forest slash burning; summaries of burning in California, other states, Canada, and other countries; and Hardison's testimony on field burning to the Oregon legislature and in lawsuits are part of the collection.
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