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dc.contributor.authorBeese, William J.
dc.contributor.authorBlackwell, B.A.
dc.contributor.authorGreen, R.N.
dc.contributor.authorHawkes, B.C.
dc.coverage.spatialPort Alberni, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, http://sws.geonames.org/6111632/en
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-23T21:48:04Z
dc.date.available2016-02-23T21:48:04Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationBeese, W.J., Blackwell, B.A., Green, R.N. & Hawkes, B.C. (2006). "Prescribed burning impacts on some coastal British Columbia ecosystems." Information Report BC-X-403. Victoria B.C.: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre.en_US
dc.identifier.govdocCatalogue number: Fo143-2/403Een
dc.identifier.isbn0662432894
dc.identifier.issn0830-0453
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10613/2740
dc.description.abstractPrescribed burning is widely used as a forest management tool; however, its long-term impacts on site productivity must be better understood to meet planned burn objectives. MacMillan Bloedel (now Western Forest Products Inc.) and the Canadian Forest Service began a study of the effects of prescribed burning on fuel consumption, tree growth and site nutrition in 1985. This paper quantifies the impacts of fires of different severity on woody debris and soil organic horizons. Three low-severity spring burns, two high-severity fall burns and two unburned controls were established on three sites near Port Alberni, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Most of the low-severity spring burn area was accidentally reburned during an adjacent high-severity fall burn, resulting in a very high-severity burn. The major differences in impacts between spring and fall burns were greater consumption of forest floor and increased mineral soil exposure on fall burns. The reburned area had forest floor consumption and mineral soil exposure similar to those in the adjacent fall burn, but also exhibited greater large woody fuel consumption. Total slash consumption significantly increased with increasing fire severity, while consumption of forest floor, slash plus forest floor, depth of burn, and mineral soil exposure were all significantly greater on fall burns compared to those in spring burns.en_US
dc.format.extent25 pg.en
dc.format.mediumtexten
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCanadian Forest Service - Pacific Forestry Centreen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesInformation Report;BC-X-403
dc.subject.lcshPrescribed burning--Environmental aspects--British Columbiaen
dc.subject.lcshForest productivity--British Columbiaen
dc.subject.lcshForest site quality--British Columbiaen
dc.titlePrescribed burning impacts on some coastal British Columbia ecosystemsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an electronic version of a report published as: Beese, W.J., Blackwell, B.A., Green, R.N. & Hawkes, B.C. (2006). Prescribed burning impacts on some coastal British Columbia ecosystems. Information Report BC-X-403. Victoria B.C.: Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Pacific Forestry Centre. Canadian Forest Service publications are available online at: http://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/publications and this report is available at: http://cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/pubwarehouse/pdfs/26210.pdf.en


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