Some Effects of Prescribed Burning on the Coyote Creek Test Area Colville Indian Reservation
Abstract:After three successive prescribed burns in young ponderosa pine over the past 23-year period, crop trees have continued faster growth in diameter and height in comparison to growth occurring in crop trees of an unburned control. The first burn of 1942 resulted in inadequate stocking in patches comprising 40 percent of the original advance reproduction that covered 11 acres within the 20-acre study area. Most of these patches have since restocked and in 1965, 11 acres within the study area were again considered adequately stocked. Windfall and snag fuels were reduced 86 percent by weight, from 21.5 ton per acre in 1942 to 3.0 ton per acre in 1965.
Document Type: Journal Article
Affiliations: Forester who has recently retired from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U. S. Department of the Interior, Portland, Ore.
Publication date: August 1, 1967
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