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Damage from logging and prescribed burning in partially cut Douglas-fir stands

Author(s): Robert E. Benson
Year Published: 1980
Description:

Damage from tractor logging and slash burning in a Douglas-fir stand on gentle terrain was measured for three different types of timber harvesting. Logging damage was light in the selection-cut and understory-removal cutting units. In the overstory-removal unit, about 11 percent of the leave trees were killed by logging. Little damage from burning was incurred in the selection-cut and understory-removal units, but in the overstory-removal unit an additional 56 percent was killed by burning.

Citation: Benson, Robert Earl. 1980. Damage from logging and prescribed burning in partially cut Douglas-fir stands. Res. Note INT-RN-294. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 6 p.
Topic(s): Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation, Fuel Treatments & Effects, Fuels
Ecosystem(s): Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 11928
FRAMES RCS number: 14023
Record updated: May 24, 2018