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Corey L. Gucker
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Cataloging Information

Fire Effects
Ecological - First Order
Ecological - Second Order
Fire Regime
Fire Intensity / Burn Severity
Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna

NRFSN number: 11502
FRAMES RCS number: 3196
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Comparisons between unburned sites, low-intensity fires, and high-intensity fires in this ponderosa pine-dominated community indicate that a majority of the species coverages and frequencies are unchanged regardless of burn treatment. Also, a majority of species that were impacted by the fires showed increased coverage and/or frequency on low-intensity and/or high-intensity sites. The substantial decrease in graminoid coverage and small increase in forb coverage on high-intensity burned sites would likely affect native ungulate and livestock grazing management.


Gucker, C. 2005. Understory recovery after low-and high-intensity fires in northern Idaho ponderosa pine forests. Fire Effects Information System, [Online]. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Sciences Laboratory (Producer). Available:

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