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B260 Fire 1999; 2001 Plot 260V5

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B260 Fire

 

Mosaic burn with light charring of understory. Slight duff consumption. Low 3-5% consumption of medium fuels. Grasses, small shrubs, and forbs top burned but remain essentially unaltered in understory. No new colonizers. 15-25% shrub and small tree layer change in cover, most of the impacts to small conifers, some top burn to deciduous but resprouting. 45-55% intermediate trees burned, showing 50-60% scorch/girdle for trees that burned. Low tree mortality. Strata A and B reduce total severity rating. Black Spruce/Tussock Tundra community.

 

PLOT 260V5
A. Substrates 0.35
B. Vegetation <1 m. 0.17
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. 1.50
D. Intermediate Trees 1.00
E. Big Trees N/A
Understory CBI 0.60
Overstory CBI 1.00
Total Plot 0.75