Woody fuel structure and fire in subalpine fir forests, Olympic National Park, Washington

by Katherine Lynn Taylor

Publisher: National Research Council of Canada in [Ottawa

Written in English
Published: Pages: 199 Downloads: 630
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Subjects:

  • Forest fires -- Research -- Washington (State) -- Olympic National Park,
  • Fir -- Washington (State) -- Olympic National Park

Edition Notes

Other titlesCanadian journal of forest research., Western Collection.
StatementK. L. Taylor and R. W. Fonda.
ContributionsFonda, R. W.
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 193-199 :
Number of Pages199
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13630036M
OCLC/WorldCa49589255

It is equivalent to Silver fir-Douglas-fir forest #3, closed portion of Fir-hemlock forest #4, Red fir forest #7, and closed portion of Western spruce-fir forest #15 (Kuchler ); Oregon Gap types , in part, , , , , ; much of conifer forest in the Silver Fir, Mountain Hemlock, and Subalpine Fir Zones of Washington Gap. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service: [] 8. Arno, Stephen F. Forest fire history in the northern Rockies. Journal of Forestry. 78(8): [] 9. Baker, William L. Classification of the riparian vegetation of the montane and subalpine . The Your Northwest Forests is looking for committed, hardworking individuals for fire and fuels management positions on 17 National Forests in Oregon and Washington. The fire and aviation program is very rewarding and requires working safely as part of a team in a variety of specialized positions, including dispatch, engine crews, fuels. Amounts of mycorrhizae are closely correlated with conifer tree growth and tend to be concentrated in the organic horizons of the soil. For example, in one study, during peak growth (June-July), 95% of the mycorrhizal mass in a midslope stand of Northern Rocky Mountain subalpine fir forests occurred in the organic horizon of the soil.

Top Olympic National Park Forests: See reviews and photos of forests in Olympic National Park, Washington on Tripadvisor. Fire history was determined by fire scar analysis in a subalpine watershed in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. Evidence was found for 15 fires since , of which 7 were manor fires that burned > 4 ha, destroyed the existing forest, and initiated secondary succession. Most of the upland forest area was burned by large, destructive fires in the middle and late 's.   Few empirical studies exist on structural transitions from mature forests dominated by Douglas-fir to structurally complex older forests. Stand structure (live tree diameter, height distributions, snag and log metrics) and composition of nine early old-growth (– years old) forests were quantified and compared with those of fully developed old-growth (– years old) forests. Forest Service, Payette National Forest, McCall, ID ABSTRACT The importance of large fire events in shaping the structure and composition of subalpine forests has recently gained a great deal of attention from resource managers. High elevation forests dominated by Engelmann spruce (Picea engelniannii) and subalpine fir (Abies.

The Northwest’s historic drought has brought wildfire to a rainforest in Washington’s Olympic National Park, where dry, hot weather could allow the fire to burn until the fall rains. Olympic National Forest - Olympic National Forest. Photo by Kyle Greenberg Olympic National Forest is the only destination where you can experience green till your eyes hurt. Olympic has it all in one set-up; breathtaking mountain vistas- fields of wild colorful flowers, ocean tide pools- its magnificent features and different faces are endless. Katherine Lynn Taylor has written: 'Woody fuel structure and fire in subalpine fir forests, Olympic National Park, Washington' -- subject(s): Forest fires, Fir, Research. Stand-level forest structure varies spatially and surface fuels would be expected to vary as well. We measured surface fuel deposition and decomposition within old-growth Jeffery pine (Pinus jeffreyi Balf.)-mixed conifer forests to quantify rates of change and examine relationships with overstory structure and composition. Annual fuel deposition ranged from to Mg ha−1 for litter and.

Woody fuel structure and fire in subalpine fir forests, Olympic National Park, Washington by Katherine Lynn Taylor Download PDF EPUB FB2

The fuel structure and flammability of fire-resilient subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) stands in Washington were studied in to determine the relation between these forests and fire; for comparison, fuel patterns were also studied in fire-stable ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa) stands.

It has long been known that subalpine fir forests burn catastrophically, but the contributions of fuel Cited by: Fuel structure and flammability of subalpine fir stands on Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park were studied to determine the relationship between the fuel of these forests and fire.

Fuel was sampled throughout the forest by the standard Forest Service method and also by a modification of this method which measured only the fuel near the trunks of the trees.

Woody Fuel Structure and Fire in Subalpine Fir Forests, Olympic National Park, Washington. By K L Taylor and R W Fonda more than twice as much fuel in subalpine fir forests accumulated around the bases of the fir trees than in the forest as a whole, and the many dead branches on the lower boles may allow fire to travel up into the canopy Author: K L Taylor and R W Fonda.

Fire history was determined by fire scar analysis in a 73—km 2 subalpine watershed in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. Evidence was found for 15 fires sinceof which 7 were major fires that burned >4 ha, destroyed the existing forest, and initiated secondary by:   Woody fuel structure and fire in subalpine fir forests, Olympic National Park, Washington.

Canadian Journal of Forest Research – doi: /x ArticleCited by: Melissa R.A. Pingree, Thomas H. DeLuca, The influence of fire history on soil nutrients and vegetation cover in mixed-severity fire regime forests of the eastern Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA, Forest Ecology and Management, /,(), ().

The Griff Fire. NPS Photo. Given the Olympic Peninsula's reputation for rain, one might expect the forests to be impervious to fire. The evidence of tree rings, charcoal analysis, forest composition and structure, however, tells a different story. Subalpine Forests Spire-like subalpine firs normally shed snow easily, but in severe storms, heavy snow and ice can build up and snap off limbs and trunks.

Buffeted by hurricane force winds, scoured by ice crystals, and weighted down by heavy snow—life can be a challenge for mountain trees. The fire generated considerable smoke visible from Hurricane Ridge and Obstruction Point Road within Olympic National Park.

The Mt. Dana Fire is located about 21 miles south of Port Angeles in a remote area of the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness and does not pose an immediate threat to. R.W. Fonda's 7 research works with citations and reads, including: Postfire response of red alder, black cottonwood, and bigleaf maple to the Whatcom Creek fire, Bellingham, Washington.

Taylor, K.L. and Fonda, R.W.:‘Woody fuel structure and fire in subalpine fir forests, Olympic National Park, Washington’, Can. For. Res. 20, – These are the forests of Olympic National Park described in the act establishing the park.

Now the diverse forest communities of the park and neighboring wilderness areas in Olympic National Forest are even more significant as rare islands of habitat surrounded by altered landscapes. They form a dynamic green canvas from tree line to coast.

Woody Fuel Structure and Fire in Subalpine Fir Forests, Olympic National Park, Washington. Article. The fuel structure of subalpine fir was shown to be different from that of fire-stable.

Dead woody fuels were sampled in 16 upland forest stands representing a chronosequence of forest successional stages. Different fuel components show different temporal patterns, but adequate levels of all components necessary for an intense crown fire are not present simultaneously until stand age yr.

Therefore, the average interval between successive fires is. The article reviews the book "A Great Day to Fight Fire: Mann Gulch, ,' by Mark Matthews. Woody fuel structure and fire in subalpine fir forests, Olympic National Park, Washington Taylor, K.

L.; Fonda, R. // Canadian Journal of Forest Research;Feb, Vol. 20. Park staff confirmed yesterday that approximately two-acres of wildland is burning in the wilderness of Olympic National Park.

The Mt. Dana Fire is located about 21 miles south of Port Angeles in the geographic center of the park. The fire was reported on August, 31 after there was a series of lightning strikes on the Olympic Peninsula recorded from August, 28 – [ ].

Jason S. Sibold, Thomas T. Veblen and Mauro E. González, Spatial and temporal variation in historic fire regimes in subalpine forests across the Colorado Front Range in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA, Journal of Biogeography, 33, 4, (), (). The Olympic National Forest is part of an emerald paradise on the Olympic Peninsula.

The Peninsula features more than 2 million acres of public federal lands. Of this area, Olympic National Forest consists of more thanacres. The National Forest blankets the foothills of the Olympic Mountains and surrounds much of Olympic National Park.

Carbon storage and soil properties of subalpine forests and meadows of the Olympic Mountains: Susan Prichard: Holocene Fire and Vegetation Dynamics in a Montane Forest, North Cascades National Park, Washington: Susan Prichard. Taylor KL, Fonda RW () Woody fuel structure and fire in subalpine fir forests, Olympic National Park, Washington.

Canadian Journal of Forest Resea – | Woody fuel structure and fire in subalpine fir forests, Olympic National Park, Washington. Crossref |. The blaze spread into a 3,acre forest fire that ravaged almost An image of an old maple tree covered with moss in the Hoh River rainforest in the Olympic National Park in Washington.

Wildfires in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and western Montana, USA) have been immense in recent years, capturing the attention of resource managers, fire scientists, and the general public. This paper synthesizes understanding of the potential effects of changing climate and fire regimes on Pacific Northwest forests, including effects on disturbance and stress interactions.

Fire consequences severe • High fuel loads – stand destroying crown fires usual with fire • Many species fire avoiders Forest harvest Wishkah Valley Western Hemlock Forests: Human Impacts & Management Most of our lowland forests are heavily managed for production Less than 10% of original forests remain at low elevations in western WA WA.

Fire-vegetation analyses based on the analysis of a single site between 9 and cal BP already suggested that Pinus cembra was the main fuel of subalpine fires in the area. Similarly, our results, which cover a longer period (i.e.

years) at two sites, support this conclusion. Spruce budworm, Choristoneura fumiferana (Clem.), defoliation has been shown to affect the occurrence of crown fire in Ontario, highlighting the need to better understand the driving factors of this effect on forest structure, including changes in fuel loading, type and position.

Here, we investigate five boreal mixedwood sites within four zones that experienced different durations of. Old-growth forests of the Canadian Rocky Mountain national parks Structure of coniferous forest communities in western Washington: diversity and ecotype properties Classification of montane forest community types in the Cedar River Drainage of western Washington, U.S.A.

Vegetation and soils in the subalpine forests of the southern Washington. Short-term fuel treatment effects on carbon storage folowing the Tripod Complex Fire, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington, USA. Fire Ecology. National Forests and Glacier National Park; the Flathead Indian Reservation; and on adjoining State and private timberlands.

The primary purpose of this report is to help forest managers understand the role of fire in western Montana forests, especially the role of fire in forest tree succession.

Subalpine fir; Alpine Sitka Spruce Western Hemlock Douglas-fir / Grand fir D o u g l a s - f i r / G r a n d Within overall forest structure there are four key structural elements Fire consequences severe • High fuel loads – stand destroying crown fires usual with fire.

Introduction. Recognition that fire plays an important ecological role in south‐western forests of the USA goes back over three‐quarters of a century (Leopold ) but accomplishing even a limited reintroduction of fire has proved challenging (Parsons ; Miller & Parsons ).The USA policy of wildland fire use (WFU) for resource benefits gives managers flexibility in responding to.

Climatic controls on fire-induced sediment pulses in Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho: a long-term perspective. Forest Ecology and Management, Vol.Issue.p. Forest Ecology and Management, Vol.Issue.p.The structure of most virgin forests in the western United States reflects a past disturbance history that includes forest fire.

James K. Agee, an expert in the emergent field of fire ecology, analyzes the ecological role of fire in the creation and maintenance of natural western forests, focusing primarily on forest stand development patterns.Taylor KL, Fonda RW () Woody fuels structure and fire in subalpine forests, Olympic National Park, Washington.

Canadian Journal of Forest Resea – | Woody fuels structure and fire in subalpine forests, Olympic National Park, Washington.