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Southwest Oregon Biscuit Fire: an analysis of forest resources and fire severityAuthor(s): David L. Azuma; Joseph Donnegan; Donald Gedney
Source: Res. Pap. PNW-RP-560. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 32 p
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe Biscuit Fire in southwestern Oregon was one of the largest and most costly in recent history, burning over 499,000 acres and costing over 150 million dollars in suppression efforts. This study uses prefire resource information in conjunction with postfire burn severity to generate statistically reliable prefire resource estimates for the land within the Biscuit Fire perimeter. Resource parameters such timber volume, down woody material, area by forest type, and understory cover compared between burn severity classes.
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CitationAzuma, David L.; Donnegan, Joseph; Gedney, Donald. 2004. Southwest Oregon Biscuit Fire: an analysis of forest resources and fire severity. Res. Pap. PNW-RP-560. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 32 p
KeywordsForest inventory, fire severity, forest resources, Biscuit Fire
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