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Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE): Fishlake National Forest prescribed burn

Drone takes off to sample smoke from the Manning Creek stand replacement fire (photo courtesy of Jesse Juchtzer, Desert Research Institute).

The Fire and Smoke Model Evaluation Experiment (FASMEE) is a large-scale interagency effort to identify how fuels, fire behavior, fire energy and meteorology interact to determine the dynamics of...

Shape selection in Landsat time series

This graph is the legend to the following Landsat images and illustrates the mean predicted percent tree canopy by year. The gradual reduction in tree canopy is driven by insect outbreak. The large drop in 2002 is a result of fire.

The tree canopy patterns in these time series Landsat map images, taken over a section of the central Rocky Mountains near Steamboat Springs, Colorado, provide information about canopy lost to...

Understory recovery in harvested ponderosa pine forests on the Black Hills National Forest

Permanent study plot in 2007 immediately prior to timber harvest.

Scientists with the Rocky Mountain Research Station and university partners are investigating the short- and long-term resiliency of understory vegetation of ponderosa pine forests to a variety...