Effects of post-fire logging on microclimate and surface fuels, The
Wildfire is increasing in size and severity in forests of the western US, driven by climate change and land management practices during the 20th century. Altered fire regimes have resulted in a greater need for knowledge on best practices for managing burned landscapes, especially in instances where a return to a previous forested ecosystem is desired. Our study location was the Spring Creek Fire in the Rockies of Colorado, where we examined soil moisture, soil temperature, and soil disturbance as well as surface fuel loading and understory vegetation recovery in areas that burned at low and ...
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