Thursday, Aug. 10
The National Fire and Fire Surrogate Study: effects of alternative fuel reduction methods on overstory and understory vegetation, 9:50 a.m.
Dylan Schwilk, USGS Western Ecological Research Center, Sequoia and Kings Canyon Field Station, Three Rivers, Calif.
Parent session: COS 86 - Fire ecology: behavior, effects, and management, 8:00-11:30 a.m.
L-12, Lobby Level
Long-term fire suppression in seasonally dry forests has led to concern that these areas have a high risk of severe wildfire, prompting forest managers to attempt reduction of fuels. Very little comparative information exists on the ecological consequences of the alternative methods of fuel reduction, principally prescribed fire, mechanical treatments, or a combination of both. The authors have investigated restorative management options in 10 forest sites that have been subject to nearly a century of fire suppression and will discuss the consequences of four management treatments.
Development of restoration guidelines for floodplain forests of the Mississippi River valle, 1:30 p.m.
Sammy King, USGS Louisiana Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Baton Rouge, La.
Parent session: OOS 13 - Bottomland hardwood forest restoration and management for wildlife, 1:30-5 p.m.
Ballroom C, Ballroom Level
The Mississippi River Alluvial Valley includes the floodplain of the Mississippi River from Cairo, Ill., to the Gulf of Mexico. Immediately prior to European settlement it s
Contact: Diane Noserale
United States Geological Survey