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Highland Creek Fire 2000; 2002 Plot 3a CBI = 2.67

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CBI=2.67

 

Consistent 100% burn with high charring throughout. High consumption of litter and duff > 95%. High consumption of down fuels > 50%. Moderate 35% increase in soil cover and change in color. Patches of mostly colonizing grasses/forbs in understory. Shrub and small tree mortality is 100%. Overstory tree mortality is 100%, almost all due to torch-char with fine branch consumption. Young ponderosa pine community type.

 

PLOT 3a
A. Substrates 2.34
B. Vegetation <1 m. 2.23
C. Vegetation 1-5 m. 3.00
D. Intermediate Trees 3.00
E. Big Trees 2.87
Understory CBI 2.53
Overstory CBI 2.93
Total Plot 2.67