Timing is everything: Prescribed burn season and the optimization of multiple management objectives
Principal Investigator:Leander DL Anderegg, Assistant Professor
Project Partners: Shane Dewees, Phd student; Ryan Fass, MS student; Nicole Molinari, Southern California, Province Ecologist at U.S. Forest Service
Institution: University of California, Santa Barbara
Project Type: General Research
Grant Award: #8GG21813
Amount awarded: $251,288
Award Date: March, 2021
This project explores how prescribed burns outside of black oak dormancy influence oak health
and recruitment. Motivated by the management needs of the Cleveland National Forest, the
goal of this project is to quantify potential tradeoffs between lengthening the burn window
beyond oak dormancy to ease logistical constraints; retaining the high cultural, carbon and habitat
value of mature oaks; and facilitating oak recruitment for future forest resilience.
No publications at this time.