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Type: FireWorks activities
Availability: Public access
Date Created: March 13, 2018
Ongoing
Author(s):
  • FireWorks Educational Program
Contact(s):
  • Ilana L. Abrahamson
    US Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program

Lesson Overview: Students use information from 11 cross-dated increment cores to figure out the approximate age of a forest stand that originated after stand-replacing fire.

Lesson Goals: Understand how scientists can determine the time when a stand-replacing fire occurred. Be able to assemble and interpret a stand history diagram and discuss evidence for a stand-replacement fire regime.

Objectives:

  • Students can follow technical directions in order to record observations and help assemble a stand history diagram.
  • Students can describe the fire history shown by a stand history diagram that contains 2 cohorts of trees.

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Keywords:
  • fire regime
  • stand age
  • stand history
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Record Maintained By: FRAMES Staff (https://www.frames.gov/contact)
FRAMES Record Number: 25910