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    Author(s): Jess Clark; Marc Stamer; Kevin Cooper; Carolyn Napper; Terri Hogue; Alicia Kinoshita
    Date: 2013
    Source: In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Collins, Loa C. Merging science and management in a rapidly changing world: Biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago III and 7th Conference on Research and Resource Management in the Southwestern Deserts; 2012 May 1-5; Tucson, AZ. Proceedings. RMRS-P-67. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 370-375.
    Publication Series: Proceedings (P)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    Post-fire watershed recovery is influenced by numerous variables but one of the most important factors is the rate of re-establishment of vegetative cover. Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) teams, along with other agencies (Natural Resource Conservation Service, state, counties, cities, etc.), prescribe temporary post-fire mitigation treatments based on expected post-fire responses of watersheds to fire-caused damage and based on threats to life, property, and resources associated with watershed damage. The objective of this project was to develop tools to more accurately assess the rate of vegetation regeneration after wildfire that will help managers decide if there is a continued need for mitigation measures. We develop a decision support tool to aid land managers and emergency response personnel in their evaluation of continued risks posed by recovering watersheds.

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    Clark, Jess; Stamer, Marc; Cooper, Kevin; Napper, Carolyn; Hogue, Terri; Kinoshita, Alicia. 2013. Using remote sensing to monitor post-fire watershed recovery as a tool for management. In: Gottfried, Gerald J.; Ffolliott, Peter F.; Gebow, Brooke S.; Eskew, Lane G.; Collins, Loa C. Merging science and management in a rapidly changing world: Biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago III and 7th Conference on Research and Resource Management in the Southwestern Deserts; 2012 May 1-5; Tucson, AZ. Proceedings. RMRS-P-67. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 370-375.

    Keywords

    Madrean Archipelago, Sky Islands, southwestern United States, northern Mexico, natural environment, fauna, flora, research, management, biodiversity, climate change

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