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Cottonwood Bar Fire 2002; 2003 Plot W01


Cottonwood Bar Fire
J. Allen, L Weddle photo.


Fairly uniform high charring throughout. About 85% moss consumed. >95% litter consumed along with about 70% light fuels. 30-40% duff consumed with deep char. 25-35% consumption of medium down fuels. 95-99% grasses, small shrubs, and forbs top charred or consumed with about 50% survival. Low amount of colonizers and change to species composition. Tussock Tundra community.


A. Substrates 1.42
B. Vegetation <1 m. 1.70
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. N/A
D. Intermediate Trees N/A
E. Big Trees N/A
Understory CBI 1.54
Overstory CBI N/A
Total Plot 1.54