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Vegetation response to slashburning: a 3-year progress report

Author(s) or contact(s): L.D. Peterson
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Fire Ecology
Series: Integrated Wildlife Intensive Forestry Research
Other details:  Published 1989. Hardcopy is available.


This report documents initial findings on the response of vegetation to different intensities of slashburning on fire-sensitive sites. The study sites were 3-year-old clearcuts at mid-elevation on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Two fire intensities plus an unburned comparison were replicated in a balanced, incomplete block design. Ocular estimates of percent cover of all ground forage were conducted prior to treatment and 1 and 2 years after burning.

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