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Hot Springs Fire 2004; 2005 Plot 24 CBI = 0.43

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CBI=0.43

 

Patchy burn pattern with light charring of understory. 30-40% consumption of litter and light fuels. 10-20% duff consumed with light charring. 5-15% medium down fuels consumed, and 1-3% of heavy down fuels consumed. < 5% change in soil cover. No increase in new colonizers. > 95% of overstory trees are green with < 3-5% scorch/girdle impacts. No overstory tree mortality. Char height < 1.5 m. Strata B, C, and D not rated in plot. Mediterranean California conifer forest and woodland community.

 

PLOT 24
A. Substrates 0.45
B. Vegetation <1 m. NR
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. NR
D. Intermediate Trees NR
E. Big Trees 0.40
Understory CBI 0.45
Overstory CBI 0.40
Total Plot 0.43