Frequency and Season of Prescription Fires to Reduce Hazardous Fuel Loads on the Lower Piedmont of Georgia

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Originator: Kenneth Outcalt
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Frequency and Season of Prescription Fires to Reduce Hazardous Fuel Loads on the Lower Piedmont of Georgia
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Publisher: USDA Forest Service
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Online_Linkage: http://www.srs.fs.usda.gov/
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Abstract:
In 1989 a study to quantify the long-term response to various return intervals of dormant- and growing- season prescription fires was installed on the Hitchiti Experimental Forest in Jones Co. Georgia, about 20 miles NE of Macon. The study is comprised of 6 treatments (2-yr winter line headfire, 3-yr winter line headfire, 3-yr winter line backfire, 3-yr summer line backfire, 6-yr summer line backfire, and unburned check) replicated 4 times in a randomized block design. Each plot is roughly 2-acres in size. The plots were installed in a 70-year old mixed pine/hardwood stand comprised primarily of loblolly (Pinus taeda) and shortleaf (P. echinata) pines and various oaks (Quercus sp.) and maples (Acer sp.). This study site would make an ideal demonstration area for several reasons: 1) From a hazard reduction standpoint, the dramatic visual differences among several treatments (including fire-free interval, season of application, and firing technique) can be observed; 2) This is the only long-term fire study I am aware of in this fuel type which is one of the largest in the south, stretching from Virginia to Arkansas, and the only one in the Piedmont physiographic region; 3) There is currently much interest in the potential of prescribed fire to reduce hazardous fuels and improve biodiversity in the Piedmont, yet the Native American practice of underburning has only been operationally returned to the Piedmont for several decades and then generally only on certain federal and state lands, so opportunities to see various frequencies and seasons of burn are extremely limited and rarely occur together on the same ownership and; 5) the site is within a? hour drive of Macon and about an hour from Atlanta, the largest city in the South. I propose to sign one replication of the plots along a paved road and design a permanent display board for the site that contains a map of the study site, photographs, study results, and a brief description of the role of fire in this ecosystem. A full-color take-home fact sheet will also be provided. We will also develop and maintain a web page describing this long-term study site. This study is adjacent to a trailhead with parking facilities. A study to quantify the long-term response to various return intervals of dormant- and growing- season prescription fires in the Hitchiti Experimental Forest in Jones County, Georgia.
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REFERENCE: Kenneth Outcalt, Southern Fire Portal - Fred Rascoe - Frequency and Season of Prescription Fires to Reduce Hazardous Fuel Loads on the Lower Piedmont of Georgia. In Dale Wade, Frequency and Season of Prescription Fires to Reduce Hazardous Fuel Loads on the Lower Piedmont of Georgia.
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Beginning_Date: 19890101
Ending_Date: 20051231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.71522
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.703125
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.032898
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.021557
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST FIRE SCIENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > FIRE ECOLOGY > FIRE DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > FIRE ECOLOGY > FIRE OCCURRENCE
Theme_Keyword: Prescribed Fire
Theme_Keyword: Jones County
Theme_Keyword: Georgia
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > GEORGIA
Access_Constraints: Data is collected with government funding and thus is in the public domain. However, until data has been published, the owners and principal investigators have the right to restrict access. Any use before this time must be arranged with the principal investigator.
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Data is collected with government funding and thus is in the public domain. However, until data has been published, the owners and principal investigators have the right to restrict access. Any use before this time must be arranged with the principal investigator.
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: KENNETH OUTCALT
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Forestry Sciences Lab
Address: 320 Green Street
City: Athens
State_or_Province: Georgia
Postal_Code: 30602-2044
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 706-559-4309
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 706-559-4317
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Step 1: Overstory Tree Measurements All trees larger than 4.5 inches DBH are measured periodically on two 0.2 acre (1/5-acre) circular plots on each treatment plot. Plots are located at the upper and lower slopes of the burn plot. The 1/5-acre plots are designated as"Top Left" and"Bottom Right". On each 1/5-acre plot tree measurements taken are: species, DBH, azimuth, distance, and damage. Total heights were measured at the beginning of the study. At the beginning of the study trees were tagged with numbered tags, but many of these tags have been lost due to tree growth and other factors. The decision was made to use azimuth and distance to identify the trees instead of retagging them.
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: USDA/FS/SRS > Southern Research Station, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture
Contact_Person: KENNETH OUTCALT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Forestry Sciences Lab
Address: 320 Green Street
City: Athens
State_or_Province: Georgia
Postal_Code: 30602-2044
Country: United States
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 706-559-4309
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 706-559-4317
Resource_Description: SFP_frequencyseasonpresfires
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http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://mercury.ornl.gov/clearinghouse/send/xsltTex...
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Metadata in Biological Data Profile format.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060226
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121212
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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