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Effects of ecosystem-based management treatments

Author(s):

Carl E. Fiedler
Stephen F. Arno
Leon J. Theroux
Clinton E. Carlson
Thomas H. DeLuca
Donald J. Bedunah
Dayna M. Ayers
Elizabeth A. Beringer
Sallie J. Hejl
Lynn Bacon
Robert E. Benson
Jane Kapler Smith
Rick Floch

Year:

1999

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Source:

In: Smith, Helen Y.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. Eighty-eight years of change in a managed ponderosa pine forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-23. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 27-45

Description

The prescribed burn treatments were applied to reduce pre-existing and new slash fuel loadings, reduce understory tree density to lower crown fire potential, stimulate vigor of decadent understory vegetation, produce mineral seedbeds for seral species establishment, and increase availability of mineral nutrients. To test the feasibility of prescribed burning under a broad range of conditions without producing undesirable effects, several burn treatments were compared. Three contrasting burn treatments were applied in the shelterwood and commercial thinning studies and two burn treatments in the selection study.

Citation

Harrington, Michael G.; Fiedler, Carl E.; Arno, Stephen F.; McCaughey, Ward W.; Theroux, Leon J.; Carlson, Clinton E.; Zouhar, Kristin L.; DeLuca, Thomas H.; Bedunah, Donald J.; Ayers, Dayna M.; Beringer, Elizabeth A.; Hejl, Sallie J.; Bacon, Lynn; Benson, Robert E.; Smith, Jane Kapler; Floch, Rick. 1999. Effects of ecosystem-based management treatments. In: Smith, Helen Y.; Arno, Stephen F., eds. Eighty-eight years of change in a managed ponderosa pine forest. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-23. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 27-45

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