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All images courtesy of Carl Key, USGS unless otherwise noted.

McNally Fire

Typical Southern Sierra landscape, looking over the 2002 McNally burn. Scattered large gray pine in foreground. August 2003.

McNally Fire

Typical landscape; distant rocky canyons and high ridges, mixed-conifer patches within a matrix of large shrub, oak/chaparral. Unburned in foreground looking across to burn patch on ridge. August 2003.

McNally Fire

Similar view as d685. August 2003.

McNally Fire

Detail of chaparral burned on right and unburned on left, showing degrees of severity evident in green, brown, charred and mostly consumed crowns. August 2003.

McNally Fire

Area surrounding view in slide d696 (to left), showing typical vegetation mosaic and patchy burn patterns. Note isolated gray pine within denser cover of large shrubs and oak. Evidence of a previous burn is evident in the patch of smaller shrub crowns, upper right. August 2003.

McNally Fire

Basically unburned site within the 2002 McNally fire perimeter. 8/21/2003

McNally Fire

Mosaic burn pattern extending to far ridge tops within the 2002 McNally fire. 8/21/2003

 

McNally Fire

Sprouting and regeneration a year after 2002 McNally fire. Post fire view of the steep open slopes. Some islands of green missed by fire on far slopes. Slide 1 of 2. 8/21/2003

 

McNally Fire

Adjacent to slide d729. Slide 2 of 2. 8/21/2003

 

McNally Fire

Steep brushy, rocky stream channel with an island of unburned trees within 2002 McNally fire. 8/21/2003

 

McNally Fire

Unburned mixed-conifer stand in foreground; looking across to ridge top of relatively high severity forest burn in the 2002 McNally fire. 8/21/2003

 

McNally Fire

Fir and pine tree canopies scorched in 2002 McNally fire. 8/21/2003. Paul Reeburg photo.

 

McNally Fire

Notable basal resprouting from top-killed large shrubs, fully charred with considerable fine branch consumption, the first growing season following the 2002 McNally fire. 8/18/2003. N. Benson photo

 

McNally Fire

Moderate severity in pine stand with 100% tree mortality in 2002 McNally fire. Open tree spacing limited crown fire, which led to minimal charring or consumption of tree branches and needles. 8/13/2003. N. Benson photo.

 

McNally Fire

Burned open conifer stand, showing mostly crown scorch but some evidence of torching. 2002 McNally fire. 8/13/2003. N. Benson photo.

 




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