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Hot Springs Fire 2004; 2005 Plot 16 CBI = 0.25




Patchy burn pattern with light charring of understory. Slight consumption of litter and light fuels (< 5-10%). < 5% duff consumed with light charring. Medium and Heavy down fuels unchanged in plot. No change in soil cover or color. 10-20% of grasses, small shrubs, and forbs burned in understory. No increase in amount of new colonizers. 100% of larger shrubs and small trees are green. > 95% of overstory trees are green with 1-5% scorch/girdle impacts. No overstory tree mortality. Char height < 0.5 m. Strata D not rated in plot. Mediterranean California conifer forest and woodland community.


A. Substrates 0.20
B. Vegetation <1 m. 0.38
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. 0.00
D. Intermediate Trees NR
E. Big Trees 0.35
Understory CBI 0.19
Overstory CBI 0.35
Total Plot 0.25