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Pacific Southwest Research Station
Tahoe Science Projects supported by SNPLMA
Effects of Prescribed Fires in California State Parks
California State Parks installed a total of 87 monitoring plots from 1992 to 2004 on state park properties along the west shore of Lake Tahoe. As of 2006, there are 10 years of postfire data from prescribed burn treatment plots. This project proposes to analyze this data set to examine a greater range of short- and long-term effects of the treatments and to evaluate the effectiveness of the monitoring program itself.
Full title: Analysis of 15 years of data from the California State Parks Prescribed Fire Effects Monitoring Program
Lead Researchers: Dr. Bruce Pavlik and Alison Stanton, BMP Ecosciences
Sites: Approximately 40 existing plots in five park units located on west and north shore, sampled for fuel loading and vegetation structure
Timeframe: October 2007 through March 2009 (2.5 years)
Expected date of final products: March 2011.
Figure: The project will examine 15 years of data on effects of prescribed burning on vegetation and fuel loads in California State Parks (courtesy BMP Ecosciences).
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