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McNally Fire 2002; 2003 Plot 611 CBI = 2.57

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CBI=2.57

 

100% burn, consistent high scores across strata. Litter, light fuels and duff 75-80% consumed. Larger down fuels 50-60% consumed with deep char. 40% change in soil cover and color. Only 15% pre-fire herbs resprouting, with high cover of a colonizing legume. High change in species composition expected. Few pre-fire large shrubs and saplings; all mostly charred 10% survival. 100% overstory canopy mortality from 60% torch-char and 40% scorch; no green. Mixed White Fir/ Ponderosa Pine type.

 

PLOT 611
A. Substrates 2.34
B. Vegetation <1 m. 2.65
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. 2.93
D. Intermediate Trees 2.50
E. Big Trees 2.55
Understory CBI 2.59
Overstory CBI 2.53
Total Plot 2.57