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Project ID: 04-1-2-04

Year: 2004

Date Started: 08/31/2004

Date Completed: 03/28/2006

Title: Fire Use Over a Southwestern Elevational Gradient: Effects of 2003 Fires

Project Proposal Abstract: In 2003, a series of 4 lightning-ignited wildland fires were managed to burn over 19,000 acres on the North Rim. These fires burned over approximately 82 permanent plots that had been established within the previous 2-6 years. The burned plots range in elevation from 7,500 to over 8,600 feet, representing all the high-elevation forest types in southwestern forests (ponderosa pine, mixed conifer, aspen, and spruce-fir). A wealth of data already exists about the plot network, including fire regimes, reconstructions of past forest structure, and modeling of changes in canopy fuels and fire hazard over time. Wildland fire behavior and weather were closely monitored. We propose to collect post-fire data and analyze the relationships between pre-fire conditions, observed fire behavior, and fire effects. Rapid response is essential because we have the unique opportunity for post-fire sampling from fires occurring in a single year over plots arrayed across such a large environmental gradient.

Principal Investigator: Peter Z. Fule

Agency/Organization: Northern Arizona University

Branch or Dept: School of Forestry

Other Project Collaborators




Branch or Dept

Co-Principal Investigator

Cole Crocker-Bedford

NPS-National Park Service

Grand Canyon National Park

Co-Principal Investigator

Kara Leonard

NPS-National Park Service

Grand Canyon National Park

Federal Cooperator

Joseph F. Alston

NPS-National Park Service

Grand Canyon National Park

Project Locations

Fire Science Exchange Network

Southern Rockies


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Project Deliverables

Final Report view or print

("Results presented in JFSP Final Reports may not have been peer-reviewed and should be interpreted as tentative until published in a peer-reviewed source.")

  ID Type Title
view or print   1347 Government Publication Meeting Forest Ecosystem Objectives with Wildland Fire Use
    1458 Government Publication Meeting Forest Ecosystem Objectives with Wildland Fire Use
view or print   3092 Journal Article Journal of Applied Ecology
    5137 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
    5138 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
    5139 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
    3978 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  
    3979 Conference/Symposia/Workshop  

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