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Recovery of small pile burn scars in conifer forests of the Colorado Front Range

Posted date: April 09, 2015
Publication Year: 
2015
Authors: Rhoades, Charles C.Fornwalt, Paula J.; Paschke, Mark W.; Shanklin, Amber; Jonas, Jayne L.
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Forest Ecology and Management. 347: 180-187.

Abstract

The ecological consequences of slash pile burning are a concern for land managers charged with maintaining forest soil productivity and native plant diversity. Fuel reduction and forest health management projects have created nearly 150,000 slash piles scheduled for burning on US Forest Service land in northern Colorado. The vast majority of these are small piles (

Citation

Rhoades, Charles C.; Fornwalt, Paula J.; Paschke, Mark W.; Shanklin, Amber; Jonas, Jayne L. 2015. Recovery of small pile burn scars in conifer forests of the Colorado Front Range. Forest Ecology and Management. 347: 180-187.