This report documents initial findings on the response of vegetation to different intensities of slashburning on fire-sensitive sites. The study sites were 3-year-old clearcuts at mid-elevation on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Two fire intensities plus an unburned comparison were replicated in a balanced, incomplete block design. Ocular estimates of percent cover of all ground forage were conducted prior to treatment and 1 and 2 years after burning.
Peterson, L.D.. 1989. Vegetation response to slashburning: a 3-year progress report. British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. IWIFR Report. IWR39
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Fire, Ecology
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