Bitterbrush [Purshia tridentata (Pursh) DC] plants were burned or
clipped, fall and spring, under different soil moisture conditions on
two sites in east-central Oregon. Treatments, on plants of an erect
growth form on the Juniperus/Artemisia-Purshia site resulted in 38% of
the fall-clipped and 40% of the spring-clipped plants sprouting. None...
Twelve sites of uniform topography and soils were selected in
the Pinus ponderosa/Purshia tridentata/Festuca idahoensis Association.
These sites were located in the rain shadow on the east flank
of the Oregon Cascades. A fire history in the form of fire scars on
ponderosa pine was available for nine of these...
Salvage-logging and artificial seeding of grass following wildfire are common practices in coniferous forests of the western United States, yet few studies have
quantified the ecological effects of these post-fire activities. The effects of post-wildfire salvage-logging and grass-seeding on vegetation composition, aboveground biomass, and growth and survival of Pinus ponderosa...