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Mulching: A knowledge summary and guidelines for best practices on Colorado’s Front Range

Publications Posted on: March 17, 2021
Mulching involves the use of heavy equipment to grind, shred, chip, or chop large woody material into smaller pieces. Mulching activities such as chipping and mastication have been relied-upon tools in forest management on the Front Range of Colorado and throughout the United States since the late 1990s (e.g. Hood and Wu 2006, Owen et al. 2009, Wolk and Rocca 2009, Battaglia et al. 2010, Gottfried and Overby 2011, Kreye et al.

Historical beech and oak forests in Indiana

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains a shapefile that provides tree percentages for historical beech and oak forests of Indiana. Data provided include the estimated percentage of beech, oak, ash, hickory, and sugar maple found in these forests, between 1799 and 1946, for each township in Indiana. These data were recovered, using unique GIS methods, from historical tree survey information stored in bar chart figures in Potzger et al.

Ambient soil temperatures in prescribed burned ponderosa pine forests at Fort Valley Experimental Forest, Arizona

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
The hourly temperature in the soil at three depths beneath the forest floor of ponderosa pine stands subjected to periodic prescribed burning was measured during one growing season from May until November, 1986 at the Fort Valley Experimental Forest in northern Arizona.

Wildfire Hazard Potential (WHP) for the conterminous United States (270-m GRID), version 2018 continuous (2nd Edition)

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
Federal wildfire managers often want to know, over large landscapes, where wildfires are likely to occur and how intense they may be. To meet this need we developed a map that we call wildfire hazard potential (WHP) – a raster geospatial product that can help to inform evaluations of wildfire risk or prioritization of fuels management needs across very large spatial scales (millions of acres).

Wildfire Hazard Potential (WHP) for the conterminous United States (270-m GRID), version 2018 classified (2nd Edition)

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
Federal wildfire managers often want to know, over large landscapes, where wildfires are likely to occur and how intense they may be. To meet this need we developed a map that we call wildfire hazard potential (WHP) – a raster geospatial product that can help to inform evaluations of wildfire risk or prioritization of fuels management needs across very large spatial scales (millions of acres).

Fire Lab tree list: A tree-level model of the conterminous United States landscape circa 2014

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
Observations of the forests of the conterminous United States at the level of individual trees would be of utility for any number of applications, ranging from modelling the effect of wildland fire on terrestrial carbon resources to estimation of timber volume. While such observations do exist at selected spots such as established forest plots, most forests have not been mapped with this level of specificity.

Forest-level appendices to the assessment of the influence of disturbance, management activities, and environmental factors on carbon stocks of U.S. National Forests

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This is a supplement for the General Technical Report RMRS-GTR-402 “Assessment of the influence of disturbance, management activities, and environmental factors on carbon stocks of U.S. National Forests" (Birdsey et al. 2019). Included are nine appendices that contain forest-level carbon information, model results, key figures, and interpretation for individual national forests across the nine National Forest System regions in the U.S.

Lick Creek Demonstration-Research Forest: Data and photo archive of 25-year fire and cutting effects on vegetation and fuels

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication contains vegetation, fuels, and repeat photopoint data for the Lick Creek Demonstration-Research Forest Commercial Thinning + prescribed fire and Retention Shelterwood + prescribed fire study areas in western Montana. Pretreatment data were collected in 1991. The Commercial Thinning and Retention Shelterwood project areas are each stand-alone studies located in different areas and data should not be combined.

Fire and tree mortality database (FTM)

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
The Fire and Tree Mortality (FTM) database includes standardized observations of fire injury and survival or mortality for 171,177 individual tree-level observations, representing 142 tree species across the United States. Of these, 7,191 trees have burned twice. These trees were burned in 420 prescribed fires and wildfires occurring in 35 years, from 1981 to 2016.

Tree-ring growth and stable-carbon isotope response data to forest restoration treatments in ponderosa pine forests of the Lick Creek Demonstration-Research Forest, Bitterroot National Forest, Montana, USA

Datasets Posted on: December 30, 2020
This data publication includes the data used in "Forest restoration treatments in a ponderosa pine forest enhance physiological activity and growth under climatic stress" by Tepley et al. (2020).

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