Post-fire Environment & Management

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Plant community responses to post-fire restoration and addressing seed needs

Webinar registration. Description: Learn about three years of post-treatment plant community and soil erosion data following the 2012 High Park Fire Review challenges and opportunities in post-fire revegetation/restoration Discuss a collaborative strategic...

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Post-wildfire hazards: Understanding slope failure

View article. Across the western US, severe wildfires fueled by tinder-dry vegetation have already burned more than 3.2 million hectares (8 million acres) — an area the size of Maryland — as...

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Post-fire tree mortality predicted for thick-barked but not thin-barked conifers

View article. Approximately 75% of models tested had acceptable, excellent, or outstanding predictive ability. The models that performed poorly were primarily models predicting stem mortality of angiosperms or tree mortality of thin-barked...

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Unburned remnant sagebrush vs. outplants in post-fire rehabilitation

View article. This study’s objective was to determine whether remnant/unburned sagebrush patches contribute to sagebrush recovery in surrounding burned areas surrounding them. Key Findings: While conventional wisdom is that sagebrush seeds remain...

Post-fire water quality impacts and mitigation

Webinar registration. Description: What does current science and experience tell us about the near and long-term impacts of fire on water quality and how to recover? Presenters: Christina Burri – Watershed Scientist,...

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Assessing the work of wildfires and identifying post-fire management needs

Webinar recording. Description: Landscapes of the Inland West are deeply affected by 100+ years of fire exclusion, the loss of indigenous burning, and expansion and densification of many forests. Today, anthropogenic climate...

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Wildfire recovery: Graphics and a facilitator’s guide from Fire Adapted Communities

View resources. This wildfire recovery graphic and facilitator’s guide were developed by FAC Net practitioners to address the diversity of community and landscape needs after wildfire and to provide a common framework...

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The sensitivity of snow ephemerality to warming climate across an arid to montane vegetation gradient

View article. Shifts from longer seasonal snowpacks to shorter, ephemeral snowpacks (snowpacks that persist for <60 days) due to climate change will alter the timing and rates of water availability. Ephemeral snowmelt...

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Forests and water yield: A synthesis of disturbance effects on streamflow and snowpack in western coniferous forests

View the synthesis article. In coniferous western forests, recent widespread tree mortality provided opportunities to test the long-held theory that forest cover loss increases water yield. We reviewed 78 studies of hydrologic...

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Managing for water: Lessons learned from watershed protection partnerships for wildfire risk reduction

Webinar recording. Description:  Among the values at risk from wildfire are community drinking water supplies, as forested watersheds on public land are often a primary or significant source of drinking water. In...

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