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Database for early postfire succession in Northern Rocky Mountain forests

Author(s): Peter F. Stickney, Robert B. Campbell
Year Published: 2000

Provided data on quantitative postfire changes of plant species and forest vegetation components for up to the first 25 years of secondary plant succession for 55 forest sites in northern Idaho and northwestern Montana. Cover (aerial crown) and volume (aerial crown space occupied) data are presented as percent cover (m2/0.01 ha) and m3/0.01 ha to permit their direct application to the wide range of wildland management problems involving early postfire forest vegetation. These data can be applied either in terms of plant species response and development or as the development (recovery) of the major life-form components (herb, shrub, or tree) of forest vegetation. This data base incorporates extended versions of two previously published data bases. Color plates illustrate the visual change in forest succession on the 55 sites.

Citation: Stickney, Peter F.; Campbell, Robert B. 2000. Database for early postfire succession in Northern Rocky Mountain forests. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-61CD. Fort Collins, CO: USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 21 p.
Topic(s): Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
Ecosystem(s): Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest
Document Type: Technical Report or White Paper
NRFSN number: 11201
FRAMES RCS number: 6224
Record updated: Mar 13, 2015