Effects of Shortened Fire Return Intervals in Alaska Boreal Forest
Media Type: Video
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  • Alaska Fire Science Consortium
Date: October 6, 2011

Cataloging Information

  • Alaskan boreal forest
  • Denali National Park and Preserve
  • fire return intervals
  • fire severity
  • post-fire vegetation establishment
  • repeat photography
  • repeat wildfire monitoring
  • Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve
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Record Last Modified: May 7, 2019
FRAMES Record Number: 11230


Jennifer Barnes, Regional Fire Ecologist for the National Park Service in Alaska, presents the study, Effects of Shortened Fire Return Intervals in Alaska Boreal Forest at the 2011 Alaska Fire Science Workshop in Fairbanks, Alaska on October 6, 2011. The purpose of this project is to document what happens after repeat fires occur in the same location. Two study sites where established in Yukon-Charley River National Preserve and Denali National Park and Preserve, and monitored between 1986-2011. Some results of the fire effects monitoring show the conversion of a closed black spruce/feather moss forest into a deciduous forest after only 2 fires. What does the forest look like after only one burn? This presentation provides fire effects monitoring photos showing pre-burn, post burn (one fire), and post burn (second burn) for the various forest types burned under different fire severities.

Recording Length: 0:16:28
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