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Potential fire behavior depends on cutting pattern in a Montana lodgepole pine forest

Science Spotlights Posted on: September 12, 2016
Many lodgepole pine forests in Montana were historically a mix of ages and tree sizes as a result of mixed-severity fires. Now the forests have trees mostly the same size and crowns touch so that when fires burn, they burn as large and severe crown fires. This study looked twelve years after two patterns of thinning and burning, to see if the cutting patterns and regrowth could influence fire behavior. 

Forest fuels and potential fire behaviour 12 years after variable-retention harvest in lodgepole pine

Publications Posted on: June 21, 2016
Variable-retention harvesting in lodgepole pine offers an alternative to conventional, even-aged management. This harvesting technique promotes structural complexity and age-class diversity in residual stands and promotes resilience to disturbance.

Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest

Experimental Forests and Ranges Posted on: September 09, 2015
Established in 1961, Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest (TCEF) encompasses the headwaters of Tenderfoot Creek in the Lewis and Clark National Forest. Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest is the site of diverse research on the productivity and biodiversity of east-side lodgepole pine communities, forest monitoring and health, hydrologic processes, and much more.

Distribution of adult Cerambycidae and Buprestidae (Coleoptera) in a subalpine forest under shelterwood management

Publications Posted on: July 28, 2015
We examined the distribution of adult Buprestidae and Cerambycidae in the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest in the Little Belt Mountains of central Montana, U.S.A., using pan traps and sweep samples on differnt species of flowering plants. Using several methods during multi-year (2001-2004), summer-long surveys, we documented the presence of adults of three species of Buprestidae and ten Cerambycidae.

Calibration of streamflow gauging stations at the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest

Publications Posted on: July 28, 2015
We used tracer based methods to calibrate eleven streamflow gauging stations at the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest in western Montana. At six of the stations the measured flows were consistent with the existing rating curves.

Vascular flora of the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest, Little Belt Mountains, Montana

Publications Posted on: July 28, 2015
Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest (TCEF) is situated in the Little Belt Mountains of Montana, 120 km east of the Continental Divide. TCEF is composed of 3693 ha at elevations between 1840 and 2420 m and is dominated by lodgepole pine forest, which covers about 3366 ha, with interspersed floristically rich meadows.

Research on stand management options for reducing fuels and restoring two-aged lodgepole pine communities on the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest

Publications Posted on: July 28, 2015
Fire-dependent lodgepole pine stands comprise significant acreages of midand upper-elevation forests in the Northern Rockies, providing wood products, wildlife habitat, livestock forage, water, recreational opportunities, and expansive viewsheds. Many lodgepole pine stands are in late-successional stages and at risk to pests and catastrophic-scale fires.

Assessment of the line transect method: an examination of the spatial patterns of down and standing dead wood

Publications Posted on: July 28, 2015
The line transect method, its underlying assumptions, and the spatial patterning of down and standing pieces of dead wood were examined at the Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest in central Montana. The accuracy of the line transect method was not determined due to conflicting results of t-tests and ordinary least squares regression. In most instances down pieces were randomly distributed along transect segments.

Evaluation of climatic data, post-treatment water yield and snowpack differences between closed and open stands of lodgepole pine on Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest

Publications Posted on: July 28, 2015
Data collection on Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest was initiated in 1992 and has expanded to the present time. A preliminary report was prepared to include data collection through the 1995 season (Farnes et aI, 1995). Some data was updated in Farnes et al, 1999. Since then, data has been collected but has not been edited, summarized or tabulated in electronic form.

Flumes, historic water yield and climatological data for Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest, Montana

Publications Posted on: July 28, 2015
The objectives of this Research Joint Venture Agreement (RJVA) were to install and calibrate three flumes on Tenderfoot Creek Experimental Forest (TCEF) in central Montana; check calibration of the existing seven flumes on TCEF; estimate the influence of fire on water yields over the 400-year fire history period; and estimate back records of monthly temperature, monthly snow water equivalent, monthly precipitation for TCEF, and monthly streamf

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