How can managers consider bumble bees during post-fire management? Research Brief

How can managers consider bumble bees during post-fire management? Research Brief

Bumble bees are important pollinators of native plant species. This brief provides information that can support managers in making nuanced decisions to benefit bumble bees during post-fire management.

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Shrub control associated with reforestation in high-severity burn areas promotes understory diversity: Research Brief

Shrub control associated with reforestation in high-severity burn areas promotes understory diversity: Research Brief

Bohlman et al. conducted a study looking at the effects of post-fire reforestation on understory plant species richness and composition, as well as stand structure. Three different aged fires were selected to assess the role of time since fire on the different stand components.

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Influence of post-fire vegetation and fuels on fire severity patterns in reburns: Research Brief

Influence of post-fire vegetation and fuels on fire severity patterns in reburns: Research Brief

Results from a 2016 study by Coppoletta and others suggests that in areas where fire regimes and forest structure have been dramatically altered, contemporary fires have the potential to set forests on a positive feedback trajectory with successive reburns, one in which extensive stand-replacing fire could promote more stand-replacing fire.

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Longer-term post fire vegetation dynamics and predicted invasive species habitat suitability: Presentation PDF

Presented at the Mojave Desert Fire Science and Management Workshop. Barstow, CA 2014.
This presentation explains the use and implication of utilizing modeling tools to predict invasive species distribution after a fire. 
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Assessing postfire conditions in Spain and the Mediterranean: Presentation

Presentation from the June 2013 Chaparral Restoration Workshop in Arcadia, CA 

This presentation shows detailed examples of the types of activities done in Spain and Mediterranean following a fire to restore the desired ecological conditions and values. Factors that go into the restoration decision process and desired outcomes are also discussed. 

Presenter: V. Ramón Vallejo, University of Barcelona & CEAM-Valencia.
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Assessing post-fire conditions: Burned Area Emergency Response: Presentation

Presentation from the June 2013 Chaparral Restoration Workshop in Arcadia, CA

This presentation discusses the different types of post-Fire rehabilitation on federal lands: 1) Suppression rehabilitation;  2) Emergency stabilization (a.k.a. BAER) 3) Rehabilitation & restoration. For each, examples of management actions, responsibilities, and costs are noted. 

Presenter: Jan Beyers, USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station. 
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Attempting Restoration on the Angeles National Forest: Presentation

Presentation from the June 2013 Chaparral Restoration Workshop in Arcadia, CA.

Follow the restoration process in this step-by-step, highly visual story from the Angeles National Forest. This post-fire restoration story discusses challenges including invasive species, environmental conditions, and more. 

Presenter: Katie VinZant, USFS Botanist.
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Erosion and Physical Ecosystem Services in Chaparral: Recorded Presentation

Presented at the 2nd Annual Southern Chaparral Symposium, 2015. This presentation covers a wide range of potential impacts and considerations for erosion in chaparral ecosystems. Topics include hill and stream erosion processes, post-fire erosion and impacts to ecosystem services caused by erosion. 

Presenter: Pete Wohlgemuth


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Water quality and quantity in chaparral region streams: Recorded Presentation

Presented at the 2nd Annual Southern Chaparral Symposium, 2015. Watersheds in chaparral regions have many potential impacts from events like fire, climate, human-use, and invasive species. These impacts are explained in detail in this presentation and opportunities to address them are presented. 

Presenter: Chris Solek
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The USFS post-fire restoration strategy template and current and future funding opportunities: Presentation PDF

Presentation from the June 2013 Chaparral Restoration Workshop in Arcadia, CA. This presentation discusses the goals, opportunities, and limitations for restoration within the US Forest Service. It also discusses a developed template for postfire restoration plans. 

Presenter: Hugh Safford, Regional Ecologist, US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region.
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Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) and Burned Area Rehabilitation (BAR) in the Southern California Landscape: Presentation PDF

Presentation from the June 2013 Chaparral Restoration Workshop in Arcadia, CA. This presentation discusses the different activities that both BAER and BAR  can and cannot do after a fire. 

Presenter: Marti Witter, National Park Service, Santa Monica NRA. 
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A Tale of Two Fire Syndromes: Recruiters vs. Resisters: Research Brief

Chaparral  species  can  be  sorted  into  two   life  history  types:  those  with  dormant  seed   banks  that  germinate  after  fire  and  those   with  very  short-­‐lived  seeds  and these   species survive  fire  by  resprouting.

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Post-fire Shifts in Bishop Pine Distribution: Research Brief

Vegetation  mosaics  in  coastal  California are  dynamic.  Post-­‐fire  shifts  in  plant   community  distributions  can  be  explained   by  considering  the  dominant  species’  life   history  characteristics,  dispersal  ability,   fire  severity,  land  use  history, and  site   characteristics.
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