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Comparative vegetational recovery on firelines cleared with explosives and with handtools

Author(s): Timothy E. Paysen, Richard J. Barney
Year Published: 1987
Description:

Vegetational recovery was compared on firelines constructed in three ground fuel cover types, using conventional hand tools and two types of fireline explosives. Measurement of ground coverage of shrub and herb species before and after disturbance indicated similar vegetational recover on blasted and hand-dug fireline.

Citation: Noste, Nonan V.; Barney, Richard J. 1987. Comparative vegetational recovery on firelines cleared with explosives and with handtools. Res. Note INT-RN-370. Ogden, UT: USDA Forest Service, Intermountain Research Station. 3 p.
Topic(s): Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Vegetation
Ecosystem(s): Montane wet mixed-conifer forest, Montane dry mixed-conifer forest
Document Type: Research Brief or Fact Sheet
NRFSN number: 11932
FRAMES RCS number: 14030
Record updated: Apr 6, 2015