Uncha Mountains Red Hills Provincial Park Grasslands

INTRODUCTION (First Year Results)

A prescribed fire in the Red Hills of Uncha Mountain Red Hills Provincial Park, British Columbia, was carried out on May 9th, 2008 by staff of the Nadina Fire Zone of the B.C. Ministry of Forests and Range Northwest Fire Centre. The burn followed the vegetation management prescription and prescribed fire burn plan for the area (de Groot 2008). The objectives of the fire were:

1) To reduce the cover of woody plant species, especially aspen (Populus tremuloides), and increase the cover of forbs and graminoids.

2) To assess the effectiveness of burning as a treatment for controlling aspen encroachment on SBSdk/81 grasslands.

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Author(s) A. de Groot, S. Haeussler
Funding Agency/Agencies Bulkley Valley Research Centre, Habitat Conservation Trust Fund, Provincial Mountain Pine Beetle Initiative
Affiliated Institution(s) Bulkley Valley Research Centre, Drosera Ecological Consulting, University of British Columbia
Publication Year 2008