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Lava Creek


FactorEnglish ValueUnitsMetric ValueUnits
Series Name: YELL 3 Andesitic Douglas-fir and Mixed Conifer
Plot: Lava Creek
Cover Type: DF2
Overstory composition: Douglas-fir 100%
Shrub composition:
Herbaceous composition:
Aspect: 56°T
Slope: 3%
Elevation: 6,170ft1,881m
UTME: 525822
UTMN: 4977816
Fuel load, One-hour: 0.659t/ac0.148kg/m2
Fuel load, Ten-hour: 0.050t/ac0.011kg/m2
Fuel load, Hundred-hour: 0.043t/ac0.010kg/m2
Fuel load, Thousand-hour Solid: 0.900t/ac0.202kg/m2
Fuel load, Thousand-hour Rotten: 0.160t/ac0.036kg/m2
Fuel load, Litter: 7.27t/ac1.629kg/m2
Fuel load, Duff: 10.55t/ac2.365kg/m2
Fuel load, Live herbaceous: 0.121t/ac0.027kg/m2
Fuel load, Live woody: 0.385t/ac0.086kg/m2
Fuel Bed Depth, Dead: 0.38ft11.6cm
Fuel Bed Depth, Herbaceous: ftcm
Depth, Litter: 0.7in1.7cm
Depth, Duff: 0.6in1.5cm
Overstory live trees: 106stems/ac262stems/ha
Overstory snags: 53stems/ac131stems/ha
Seedling live trees: 993stems/ac131stems/ha
Seedling dead trees: 54stems/ac131stems/ha
Seedling height: 2.03ft0.62m
Canopy closure: 80%
Crown ratio: 80%
Basal area: 109.7ft2/ha25.2m2/ha
Codominant height: 50.6ft15.4m
Canopy base height: 9.0ft2.7m
Canopy ceiling height: 51.0ft15.5m
Canopy length: ftm
Crown base height: 10.1ft3.1m
Crown depth: 40.5ft12.3m
Canopy fuel load: 2.65t/ac0.59kg/m2
Canopy bulk density, Segmental: 0.00300lbs/ft348.1g/m3
Canopy bulk density, Volumetric: 0.00300lbs/ft348.1g/m3
Remarks: Appears to be a first generation forest, succeeding from sagebrush-grassland

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