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B248 Fire 1999; 2001 Plot 248C1


B248 Fire


Spotty burn mosaic with light charring of understory throughout. 50-60% duff consumption. Low < 5-10% consumption of medium down fuels. Soil cover and color unchanged. 5-10% grasses, small shrubs, and forbs burned in understory with very high survivorship. Low amount of colonizers. 20-30% shrub and small tree layer change in cover, most resprouting. 25-35% intermediate trees burned. Intermediate trees have < 5% torch and 80-90% scorch/girdle for trees that burned; charred spots around bases. Low intermediate tree mortality. Stratum D approaching the moderate range, otherwise severity scores are consistently low. Black Spruce/Tussock Tundra community type.


PLOT 248C1
A. Substrates 0.73
B. Vegetation <1 m. 0.43
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. 0.70
D. Intermediate Trees 1.35
E. Big Trees N/A
Understory CBI 0.48
Overstory CBI 1.35
Total Plot 0.73