Kanuti National Wildlife Refuge Fire History Study
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  • dendrochronological reconstruction
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Record Last Modified: April 11, 2016
FRAMES Record Number: 9718


As part of the refuge's inventory program, tree cross sections and cores were collected along the edges of old burns during a pilot project in 1999, then a system of "mini-grids" systematically located on the refuge were sampled from 2004-2008. At least 2 samples were normally collected from each plot. The study area is dominated by black spruce, but when plots contained multiple species, attempts were made to get at least one sample from each species. In some cases, particularly during the 2006 sampling, there were numerous old burn poles in the plots.