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Post-fire Vegetation Development and Fire Effects in the SBS Zone: Haggen Creek, Francis Lake, Genevieve Lake, Brink, and Indianpoint Sites

Author(s) or contact(s): E.H. Hamilton
Source: Research Branch
Subject: Vegetation Management
Series: Technical Report
Other details:  Published 2007. Hardcopy is available.


The effects of clearcutting and slashburning on vegetation and soil composition and structure were monitored at permanent plots in the Prince George Forest District for up to 10 years post-burn. Changes in floristic composition, percent cover, and height were documented and described for each study area. At each site, standard fire weather stations were used to determine fire weather codes and indices and predict forest floor moisture content. Woody fuel loading and consumption and burn severity were determined using a line-intercept approach in standard fire effects assessment triangles and circular plots. Forest floor consumption, mineral soil exposure, and woody fuel consumption were compared to values predicted by the Prescribed Fire Predictor.

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Updated September 06, 2007