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Publication Details

Title:
Data for National Fire and Fire Surrogate study: environmental effects of alternative fuel reduction treatments
Author(s):
McIver, James D.; Stephens, Scott L.; Agee, James K.; Barbour, Jamie; Boerner, Ralph E. J.; Edminster, Carl B.; Erickson, Karen L.; Farris, Kerry L.; Fettig, Christopher J.; Fiedler, Carl E.; Haase, Sally; Hart, Stephen C.; Keeley, Jon E.; Knapp, Eric E.; Lehmkuhl, John F.; Moghaddas, Jason J.; Otrosina, William; Outcalt, Kenneth W.; Schwilk, Dylan W.; Skinner, Carl N.; Waldrop, Thomas A.; Weatherspoon, C. Phillip; Yaussy, Daniel A.; Youngblood, Andrew; Zack, Steve
Publication Year:
2016
How to Cite:
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McIver, James D.; Stephens, Scott L.; Agee, James K.; Barbour, Jamie; Boerner, Ralph E. J.; Edminster, Carl B.; Erickson, Karen L.; Farris, Kerry L.; Fettig, Christopher J.; Fiedler, Carl E.; Haase, Sally; Hart, Stephen C.; Keeley, Jon E.; Knapp, Eric E.; Lehmkuhl, John F.; Moghaddas, Jason J.; Otrosina, William; Outcalt, Kenneth W.; Schwilk, Dylan W.; Skinner, Carl N.; Waldrop, Thomas A.; Weatherspoon, C. Phillip; Yaussy, Daniel A.; Youngblood, Andrew; Zack, Steve. 2016. Data for National Fire and Fire Surrogate study: environmental effects of alternative fuel reduction treatments. Fort Collins, CO: Forest Service Research Data Archive. https://doi.org/10.2737/RDS-2016-0009
Abstract:
Comprised of 12 sites nationwide, the Fire and Fire Surrogates study (FFS) is a comprehensive interdisciplinary experiment designed to evaluate the economics and ecological consequences of alternative fuel reduction treatments in seasonally dry forests of the United States. The FFS deploys a common experimental design across the 12-site network, with each site consisting of a fully replicated experiment that compares four treatments: an un-manipulated control, prescribed fire, mechanical treatments, and mechanical + fire. Measurements include vegetation (trees, shrubs, grasses, forbs), fuels (forest floor, features of the living vegetation, and dead wood of various sizes), soil properties (chemical and physical properties of the forest floor and mineral soil), wildlife (birds, small mammals, herps), and bark beetles. While the FFS study did have an economics component, these data were not included for several reasons: data were too highly variable, based on market conditions, variability in practices and use of machines, and the extent to which each project was subsidized.

Keywords:
biota; environment; Climate change; Ecology, Ecosystems, & Environment; Animal ecology; Plant ecology; Soil; Fire; Prescribed fire; Fire effects on environment; Wildlife (or Fauna); Birds; Invertebrates; Amphibians; dry forest management; forest thinning; frequent fire regimes; mechanical treatment; seasonally dry forest; troposphere; dry conifer forest; mixed conifer forest; long-leaf pine forest; slash pine forest; piedmont pine forest; eastern deciduous forest; oak-hickory forest; oak; pine; fuels; fuel reduction treatment; fir encroachment; understory vegetation; economics; cost-effectiveness; insect biodiversity; small mammals; passerines; soil carbon; carbon sequestration; nitrogen dynamics; forest pathology; bark beetles; silviculture; fire return interval; Joint Fire Science Program; JFSP; Washington; Oregon; California; Montana; Arizona; Ohio; North Carolina; South Carolina; Alabama; Florida; Interior western United States; Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest; Lubrecht Experimental Forest; Klamath National Forest; Wallowa-Whitman National Forest; Blodgett Experimental Forest; Sequoia-King Canyon National Park; Coconino-Kaibab National Forest; Ohio State University lands and Mead Industry lands; North Carolina Green River game refuge; Clemson University Experimental Forest; Auburn University, Solon-Dixon Forest; Florida Myakka River State Park
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