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Type: Report
Author(s): Carol M. Ewell; Gus Smith; Matt Hilden; Seth Greene; Dawn Coultrap; Kevin Robinson; Nicole M. Vaillant; Alicia L. Reiner; Tiffany P. Norman
Publication Date: 2015

This report contains the results of a one week assessment of fire behavior, vegetation and fuel loading and consumption, and fire effects to vegetation and soil resources for two areas on the Rim Fire. The Rim Fire started by an escaped campfire on Aug. 17th, 2013 near the vicinity of the confluence of the Clavey and Tuolumne Rivers on the Stanislaus National Forest (STF) on the Groveland Ranger District and spread East into Yosemite National Park, and all other directions on the STF and private land. Fire behavior was measured at nine sites, and pre- and post-vegetation and fuel conditions were measured at five of those sites from August 30 to Sept. 8, 2013. 

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Citation: Ewell, Carol M. et al. 2015. 2013 Rim Fire, Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park: Fire Behavior Assessment Team Summary Report. USDA Forest Service Fire Behavior Assessment Team. 32 p.

Cataloging Information

  • 2013 Rim Fire
  • California
  • Tuolumne County
  • Yosemite National Park
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FRAMES Record Number: 63926