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Title: The effects of a low intensity fire on a mixed conifer forest in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Author: Bastian, Henry V.;

Date: 2001

Source: In: Vance, Regina K.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Covington, W. Wallace; Blake, Julie A., comps. Ponderosa pine ecosystems restoration and conservation: steps toward stewardship; 2000 April 25-27; Flagstaff, AZ. Proceedings RMRS-P-22. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 49-53.

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Description: Prescribed fire was used to reduce fuel loading and tree densities. Permanent vegetation and fuel loading plots were randomly established within prescribed burn units. The plots were established in 1995 and were sampled, immediately postburn (within 1 month of the fire), 1 year after the burn, and 2 years after the burn. The prescribed burns were implemented in August of 1995. Preliminary analysis of 11 plots shows fuel loading was reduced from 31.9 tons/acre to 11.4 tons/acre immediate postburn. White fir (Abies concolor) overstory was reduced 35 percent, poles 52 percent, and seedlings 71 percent by the second year following the burn.

Keywords: ponderosa pine, ecosystem management, landscape management, restoration, conservation, fire behavior, cost effectiveness analysis

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Bastian, Henry V. 2001. The effects of a low intensity fire on a mixed conifer forest in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. In: Vance, Regina K.; Edminster, Carleton B.; Covington, W. Wallace; Blake, Julie A., comps. Ponderosa pine ecosystems restoration and conservation: steps toward stewardship; 2000 2000 April 25-27; Flagstaff, AZ. Proceedings RMRS-P-22. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 49-53.

 


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