PRESCRIBED FIRE MONITORING
Measurement and monitoring fire effects in the Ashland watershed is a collaborative effort led by researchers with The Nature Conservancy in Southern Oregon. Selected locations are evaluated shortly after prescribed burning for summaries of the overall fire effects. A prescribed fire monitoring guide is used for tracking the fire effects accomplishments during and after a prescribed underburn. Every prescribed fire has a burn plan with collected data on forest treatments and historic data.
A fire effect monitor (FEMO) collects data as the prescribed fire is conducted and shortly after burn operations are completed.The FEMO tracks fire weather, fuel moisture, smoke and fire behavior as context for understanding fire effects relative to the prescription ranges in the burn plan. Fire effects researchers collect data for analysis of resource objectives accomplished by reviewing how the prescribe fire:
PRESCRIBED FIRE OBJECTIVES MEASURED