Fire Effects & Fire Monitoring
The effects of fire on the landscape and its impact on vegetation and wildlife are important aspects of fire management. Understanding the effects fire has to the landscape is essential to effective landscape restoration.
Fire Effects References
|NWCG Fire Effects Guide|
FFI: Ecological Monitoring Utilities (Forms, Training, Manuals, Helpful Resources)
|Fire Effects Information System|
|Restoring & Maintaining Resilient Landscapes on the San Carlos Apache Reservation|
|RMRS GTR 42 Vol 2 - Effects of Fire on Flora|
|RMRS GTR 42 Vol 4 - Effects of Fire on Soil and Water|
|RMRS GTR 42 Vol 5 - Effects of Fire on Air|
|RMRS GTR 42 Vol 6 - Fire and Nonnative Invasive Plants|
Careful monitoring and evaluation of natural resources after a prescribed or natural fire is a necessary and ongoing process. Monitoring the vegetation and other environmental components validate treatment objectives and helps managers understand the role fire plays in nature and how it affects important ecosystem components. It is also important for managers to understand how fire influences the systems so they can adjust treatment plans that will improve results.
Photo Monitoring Resources & Techniques
|Photoland Sampling Techniques|
|Appendix A: Methodology for Photo monitoring of Change in Vegetation or Soil|
|Appendix C: Photo Monitoring Equipment|