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Jasper Fire 2000; 2002 Plot 72 CBI = 1.08

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CBI=1.08

 

80% burn with light charring of understory throughout. Moderate understory scores offset very low overstory effects. Consumption of litter and duff 45-60%; down fuels 55%. 30% increase in soil cover. Regenerated forbs and grasses dominate understory with some patches of colonizers. Sapling tree mortality is 100% leading to highest score in stratum C. Green overstory trees have small amount 2% of scorch-girdle. Char height is < 1.5 m. Ponderosa Pine community.

 

PLOT 72
A. Substrates 1.96
B. Vegetation <1 m. 1.43
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. 2.00
D. Intermediate Trees 0.18
E. Big Trees 0.20
Understory CBI 1.67
Overstory CBI 0.19
Total Plot 1.08