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Understory recovery after low-and high-intensity fires in northern Idaho ponderosa pine forests

Author(s): Corey L. Gucker
Year Published: 2005
Description:

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.

Citation: 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: http://www.fs.fed.us/database/feis/research_project_summaries/Armour84/all.html.
Topic(s): Fire Effects, Ecological - First Order, Fire Intensity / Burn Severity, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Fire Regime
Ecosystem(s): Montane dry mixed-conifer forest, Ponderosa pine woodland/savanna
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 11502
FRAMES RCS number: 3196
Record updated: May 10, 2018