Course


Title

FireWorks for the Sierra Nevada - M18: Fire History 2: History of Stand Replacing Fire
Course Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Author(s): FireWorks Educational Program
Contact(s):
  • Ilana L. Abrahamson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
  • Eva Masin
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program
Date Created: July 7, 2017
Ongoing

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
dendrochronology; fire regimes; increment cores
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Record Maintained By:
FRAMES Staff; catalog@frames.gov
Record Last Modified: August 14, 2017
FRAMES Record Number: 24559

Description

Lesson Overview: Students learn how to use increment cores from trees to discover the history of stand-replacing fire in a forest. They use what they have learned in both this activity and the previous one to depict how fire history influences the composition and structure of forest over a landscape.

Lesson Goals: Understand how to discover the history of stand-replacing disturbances in a forest. Understand that many forests have a history of both low-severity and stand replacing fire. Be able to depict a forest based on a description of its fire history.

Objectives:

  • Students can depict the structure and appearance of forests that haveexperienced low-severity and stand-replacing fire.