Field Tour: Long-duration fire and re-burn effects in Yellowstone National Park
Join fire managers to learn about long-duration wildland fire management in Yellowstone National Park. Visit with scientists about research to better understand burn severity estimation, tree regeneration, and factors influencing fire behavior in re-burns of the extensive 1988 fires. The lightning-caused Maple Fire was reported August 8, 2016 and it burned in the footprint of the 1988 North Fork Fire. The Maple Fire burned until late October and reached 51,555 acres. This field tour will include a moderate hike (2-4 miles) through a portion of the burn to visit research sites and discuss fire effects on vegetation and fuels.