Dormant-Season Prescription Fires to Reduce Hazardous Fuel Loads on the South Carolina Coastal Plain

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Originator: Kenneth Outcalt
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Title: Dormant-Season Prescription Fires to Reduce Hazardous Fuel Loads on the South Carolina Coastal Plain
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In 1958 the Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Macon Fire Lab established a 40-acre study on the Francis Marion National Forest to compare the effectiveness of four fire return intervals, namely every 1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-years (along with an unburned check treatment), to reduce the hazardous buildup of fuels on Lower Coastal Plain sites. These 5 treatments were replicated 4 times, each 2-acre replicate separated by either a plowed fire break or a Forest Service road. Over the ensuing 47 years, one replicate of each treatment has been discarded for various reasons. The remaining 3 replicates of each treatment have, to date, been burned as scheduled, and the plan is to continue to maintain this schedule into the foreseeable future. In 1958 the Southeastern Forest Experiment Station, Macon Fire Lab established a 40-acre study on the Francis Marion National Forest to compare the effectiveness of four fire return intervals, namely every 1-, 2-, 3-, or 4-years (along with an unburned check treatment), to reduce the hazardous buildup of fuels on Lower Coastal Plain sites. These 5 treatments were replicated 4 times, each 2-acre replicate separated by either a plowed fire break or a Forest Service road. Over the ensuing 47 years, one replicate of each treatment has been discarded for various reasons. The remaining 3 replicates of each treatment have, to date, been burned as scheduled, and the plan is to continue to maintain this schedule into the foreseeable future.
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Beginning_Date: 19580101
Ending_Date: 20051231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
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Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.817
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.783
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.375
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.25
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > FOREST SCIENCE > FOREST FIRE SCIENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > NATURAL HAZARDS > WILDFIRES
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: Francis Marion National Forest
Theme_Keyword: Southeastern United States
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > COASTAL PLAIN
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: KENNETH OUTCALT
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
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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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Overstory Tree Measurements: All trees larger than 10 centimeters were tagged and measured on one 0.2-acre (1/5-acre) circular plot per treatment plot in February of 2005. Measurements included DBH to the nearest 0.1 centimeter of every tree and total height to the nearest 0.1 meter of a subsample of trees. These plots will be remeasured periodically.
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Contact_Organization: USDA/FS/SRS > Southern Research Station, Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture
Contact_Person: KENNETH OUTCALT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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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_dormantseason
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http://www.srs.fs.fed.us/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060228
Metadata_Review_Date: 20121221
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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