Stansbury Site Big Pole Fire Images

August 2009

Stansbury Mountains, Big Pole Fire Stansbury Mountains, Big Pole Fire

Looking from the prescribed burn plot across to the mastication (Bull
Hog™), chainsaw cut, and control plots.

Looking from the mastication plots downslope. All treatments are visible.
From left to right you see: control, chainsaw cut, mastication, and
prescribed burn. For the most part the fire was extremely hot consuming
everything in it’s path. 

Stansbury Mountains, Big Pole Fire Stansbury Mountains, Big Pole Fire

Looking upslope from the cut plots. Control plots are on the right,
masticated plots are to the left and upslope.

SageSTEP dataloggers, used to collect soil moisture and temperature
information, located in the tree mastication plot. Surprisingly, the
dataloggers in the prescribed burn plot survived the wildfire and are
operational, possibly due to the decrease in fuel load that resulted from
the prescribed burn conducted in 2007.
Stansbury Mountains, Big Pole Fire  
Rebar and other equipment that were part of a graduate student
study. Firefighters were unable to defend any research equipment.