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Restoration of riparian areas within the Megram FireAuthor(s): Tom Leskiw
Source: In: Dumroese, R. K.; Riley, L. E.; Landis, T. D., technical coordinators. National proceedings: forest and conservation nursery associations-1999, 2000, and 2001. Proceedings RMRS-P-24. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 277-280
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Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionA variety of treatments have been employed to restore riparian areas affected by wildland fire on the Six Rivers National Forest in northwestern California. The Megram Fire began as a series of lightning strikes on August 23,1999, eventually burning 125,040 acres. Specific treatments have included contour felling of dead trees, straw mulching, placement of straw wattles, helicopter seeding of non-native, non-persistent barley, planting trees and shrubs, and introducing and/or reconfiguring woody debris designed to enhance stream channel stability. In addition, lessons learned from several riparian restoration projects implemented in non fire-affected areas can be applied to fire rehabilitation efforts.
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CitationLeskiw, Tom. 2002. Restoration of riparian areas within the Megram Fire. In: Dumroese, R. K.; Riley, L. E.; Landis, T. D., technical coordinators. National proceedings: forest and conservation nursery associations-1999, 2000, and 2001. Proceedings RMRS-P-24. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 277-280
Keywordsfire rehabilitation, anadromous fish, aerial seeding, contour felling, planting, mycorrhizae
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