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Project ID: 15-1-07-6

Year: 2015

Date Started: 08/01/2015

Ending Date:  06/30/2019

Title: Changes in forest vegetation and fuel conditions 15 years after prescribed fire

Project Proposal Abstract: Fire fundamentally changes the trajectory of forest stand development and fuel dynamics, yet there are few long-term studies with robust experimental designs that have closely followed these changes and used actual (vs. modeled) data. Many public lands have now been burned by wildfire or prescribed burns. Managers are tasked with developing large-scale plans to guide forest landscapes including burned areas toward a desired condition of greater resilience. Yet for many forest types there is a lack of information on how conditions may change through time, spatially vary with site conditions and past fire behavior, and are affected by climatic conditions. Re-measuring current vegetation and fuel conditions, the Teakettle Experiment has the baseline data, and the publication and outreach record to provide managers with highly relevant research.

Principal Investigator: Malcolm P. North

Agency/Organization: Forest Service

Branch or Dept: PSW-Sierra Nevada Research Center


Other Project Collaborators

Type

Name

Agency/Organization

Branch or Dept

Agreements Contact

Brian T. Hanlon

Forest Service

PSW-Pacific Southwest Research Station

Budget Contact

Anna Wong

Forest Service

PSW-Pacific Southwest Research Station

Co-Principal Investigator

Brandon M. Collins

Forest Service

PSW-Sierra Nevada Research Center

Co-Principal Investigator

Matthew D. Hurteau

University of New Mexico

Department of Biology

Co-Principal Investigator

Harold S. Zald

Humboldt State University

Department of Forestry & Wildland Resources


Project Locations

Fire Science Exchange Network

California

Northern Rockies

Northwest

Southern Rockies

Southwest


Level

State

Agency

Unit

STATE

CA

FS

Sierra National Forest


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