Blue Mountains (Hungry Bob, OR)

    Hungry Bob Map

    • Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
    • Mixed-conifer forest: Ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir
    • Fire return interval: 10-25 years
    • Represents 400,000 hectares in the Blue Mountains of Oregon

    The Blue Mountains project is located on the Wallowa Valley District between Davis and Crow Creek drainages, 45 km north of Enterprise, Oregon. The study site is a complete randomized design of four treatments and four replications, resulting in 16 experimental units. The following suite of four FFS treatments are implemented at Hungry Bob: untreated control, prescribed fire only, initial and periodic cutting only, initial and periodic cutting followed by prescribed fire. Actual fieldwork at Hungry Bob was initiated in 1996 after a careful analysis of implementing the project at three other locations within the Blue Mountains. After three days of burning, all eight experimental units are successfully burned by late September 2000.

    See the Hungry Bob Unit 11 (thin / burn) underburn in progress with this animated image. See the Hungry Bob Unit 11 (thin / burn) underburn in progress with this animated image.

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    Papers With Findings - Wildlife

    Andy Youngblood, USDA, FS, PNW Research Station
    ayoungblood@fs.fed.us
    541-962-6530

    Kent Coe, USDA, FS, PNW Research Station
    kcoe@fs.fed.us
    541-962-6552

    Economics
    Jamie Barbour, USDA, FS, PNW Research Station
    jbarbour01@fs.fed.us
    503-808-2074
    Entomology
    Andy Youngblood, USDA, FS, PNW Research Station
    ayoungblood@fs.fed.us
    541-962-6530
    Fuels
    Roger Ottmar, USDA, FS, PNW Research Station
    rottmar@fs.fed.us
    206-553-7815
    Pathology
    Andy Youngblood, USDA, FS, PNW Research Station
    ayoungblood@fs.fed.us
    541-962-6530
    Soils
    James McIver, Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Oregon State University
    james.mciver@oregonstate.edu
    541-562-5396
    Vegetation
    Andy Youngblood, USDA, FS, PNW Research Station
    ayoungblood@fs.fed.us
    541-962-6530
    Wildlife
    Kerry Farris, Wildlife Conservation Society
    kfarris@wcs.org
    520-881-9986

    Steve Zack, Ph.D., Wildlife Conservation Society
    szack@wcs.org
    503-241-3743