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- Main Title Creating a fuels baseline and establishing fire frequency relationships to develop a landscape management strategy at the Savannah River Site.
Author: Parresol, Bernard R.Creator Type: Personal
Author: Shea, DanCreator Type: Personal
Author: Ottmar, Roger.Creator Type: Personal
Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy. Office of Environmental Management.Contributor Type: OrganizationContributor Info: USDOE - Office of Environmental Management (EM)
Name: Savannah River Forest StationPlace of Publication: New Ellenton, South CarolinaAdditional Info: USDA Forest Service, Savannah River, New Ellenton, SC
- Creation: 2006-10-01
- Content Description: USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-41. pp 351-366. Abstract—The Savannah River Site is a Department of Energy Nuclear Defense Facility and a National Environmental Research Park located in the upper coastal plain of South Carolina. Prescribed burning is conducted on 15,000 to 20,000 ac annually. We modifi ed standard forest inventory methods to incorporate a complete assessment of fuel components on 622 plots, assessing coarse woody debris, ladder fuels, and the litter and duff layers. Because of deficiencies in south-wide data on litter-duff bulk densities, which are the fuels most often consumed in prescribed fires, we developed new bulk density relationships. Total surface fuel loading across the landscape ranged from 0.8 to 48.7 tons/ac. The variables basal area, stand age, and site index were important in accounting for variability in ladder fuel, coarse woody debris, and litter-duff for pine types. For a given pine stand condition, litter-duff loading decreased in direct proportion to the number of burns in the preceding thirty years. Ladder fuels for loblolly and longleaf increased in direct proportion to the years since the last prescribed burn. The pattern of fuel loading on the SRS reflects stand dynamics, stand management and fire management. It is suggested that the Forest Inventory and Analysis Program can easily modify sampling protocols to incorporate collection of fuels data.
- Physical Description: 351-366
- Keyword: Forests
- Keyword: Fire
- Keyword: Pines
- Keyword: Management
- Keyword: Forestry
- Keyword: Fires Fire
- Keyword: Landscape Management
- Keyword: Bulk Density
- STI Subject Categories: 60 Applied Life Sciences
- Keyword: Savannah River Site
- Journal Name: USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-41.
Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical ReportsCode: OSTI
Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents DepartmentCode: UNTGD
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- Grant Number: AI09-00SR22188
- Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 896219
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