Assessing potential long-term changes in Southern Appalachian Mountain forest soil chemistry from repeated use of fuel reduction treatments

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  • Authors: Dukes, Christopher J.; Coates, T. Adam; Hagan, Donald L.; Aust, W. Michael; Waldrop, Thomas A.; Simon, Dean M.
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Publication Series: Proceedings - Paper (PR-P)
  • Source: e–Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–253. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station

Abstract

In 1999, the national Fire and Fire Surrogate study was undertaken to address concerns regarding wildfire hazard reduction and the restoration of forest structure and function in many fire-excluded locations nationwide (Coates and others 2010, Schwilk and others 2009). Thirteen regions were included in this nationwide project, including the Southern Appalachian Mountains, with study sites located on the Green River Game Lands near Hendersonville, NC. As fuel reduction treatments were implemented across the country, a broad array of ecosystem properties and processes were measured and monitored to determine potential treatment effects, including soil chemistry.

  • Citation: Dukes, Christopher J.; Coates, T. Adam; Hagan, Donald L.; Aust, W. Michael; Waldrop, Thomas A.; Simon, Dean M. 2020. Assessing potential long-term changes in Southern Appalachian Mountain forest soil chemistry from repeated use of fuel reduction treatments. In: Bragg, Don C.; Koerth, Nancy E.; Holley, A. Gordon, eds. 2020. Proceedings of the 20th biennial southern silvicultural research conference. e–Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–253. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 77-78.
  • Keywords: prescribed fire, hazard reduction, fuel reduction
  • Posted Date: September 14, 2020
  • Modified Date: September 16, 2020
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