The Glide Lake fire research project in the western Newfoundland model forest
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Michael G. Weber; E. D. Wells
Publication Year: 1994

Cataloging Information

  • Abies balsamea
  • arthropods
  • artificial regeneration
  • Canada
  • clearcutting
  • coniferous forests
  • cover type conversion
  • decomposition
  • Equisetum
  • fire intensity
  • forest management
  • insects
  • logging
  • low intensity burns
  • Newfoundland
  • nutrient cycling
  • organic soils
  • Picea mariana
  • plant diseases
  • plantations
  • remote sensing
  • Rubus
  • seedlings
  • site treatments
  • slash
  • sloping terrain
  • small mammals
  • soil moisture
  • soil nutrients
  • soil temperature
  • soils
  • species diversity (animals)
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Record Last Modified: December 13, 2018
FRAMES Record Number: 38665
Tall Timbers Record Number: 13275
TTRS Location Status: In-file
TTRS Call Number: Fire File DDW
TTRS Abstract Status: Fair use, Okay, Reproduced by permission

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From the text... 'One of the potential problems with the use of prescribed burning in the past has been the lack of any systematic investigation into the ecological effects of this forest management practice on the ecosystem. In 1991, the planning process to address this issue experimentally was initiated. A clearcut balsam fir ecosystem was selected near Glide Lake, in what has since become part of the Western Newfoundland Model Forest (WNMF). According to Meades and Moores (1989), this particular balsam fir forest is the Equisetum-Rubus-Balsam-fir type which is typically found on lower concave slopes with a somewhat to wet substrate madeup of loam to sand loam soils and thick organic surface layers.'

Weber, M. G., and E. D. Wells. 1994. The glide lake fire research project in the western Newfoundland model forest. Woody Points Newsletter, v. 22, no. 3, p. 9.