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Section 33 Fire 2004; 2005 Plot CBI-05




100% burn with high charring of understory. 100% consumption of litter and >80% of light fuel. 100% duff consumption with deep char on 50% of plot. < 10% consumption of medium down fuels. < 5% consumption of heavy down fuels. 20-30% change in soil cover. 100% of grasses, small shrubs, and forbs burned in understory with high change in species relative abundance, high degree of aspen suckering. > 95% of tall shrubs and small trees burned in understory. 100% of intermediate tree crowns burned due to 100% torch with branch loss, 100% mortality with high change in aspen cover. Big trees not present. Low rating in substrates moderate CBI total score somewhat. Aspen forest community.


A. Substrates 1.30
B. Vegetation <1 m. 2.90
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. 2.90
D. Intermediate Trees 2.96
E. Big Trees NA
Understory CBI 2.30
Overstory CBI 2.96
Total Plot 2.60