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Jasper Fire 2000; 2002 Plot 83 CBI = 1.79

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CBI=1.79

 

100% burn with a range of strata scores averaging out to moderate. High charring of understory throughout; consumption of litter and duff 95%. High consumption of down fuels > 30%, deep char. 70% increase in soil cover and some color change. Small patches of colonizing grasses and forbs. Intermediate tree mortality is 90%; upper canopy tree mortality is only 10%, most all of it from scorch-girdle. Mixed-age Ponderosa Pine community.

 

PLOT 83
A. Substrates 2.94
B. Vegetation <1 m. 1.50
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. 2.00
D. Intermediate Trees 1.50
E. Big Trees 0.75
Understory CBI 2.32
Overstory CBI 1.13
Total Plot 1.79