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Section 33 Fire 2004; 2005 Plot CBI-05

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CBI=2.60

 

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.

 

PLOT CBI 05
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