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Section 33 Fire 2004; 2005 Plot CBI-27




85% burn with low charring of understory. 100% consumption of litter and >80% of light fuel. 35-45% duff consumption with light char. 5-15% consumption of medium down fuels; 2-8% consumption of heavy down fuels. 5-15% change in soil cover. 90-98% of grasses, small shrubs, and forbs burned in understory with about 60% survival. Low to moderate numbers of new colonizers. 85-95% of tall shrubs and small trees burned with good survival of non conifers. 80% of intermediate trees remain green with 5-15% crown scorch/girdle impacts, and 5% mortality. No big tree stratum present. Low ratings in overstory moderate the CBI total. Mixed conifer/deciduous forest type.


A. Substrates 1.20
B. Vegetation <1 m. 1.90
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. 2.20
D. Intermediate Trees 0.40
E. Big Trees NA
Understory CBI 1.70
Overstory CBI 0.40
Total Plot 1.40