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This project took advantage of pre-fi re data gathered within the perimeter of Colorado’s 2002 Hayman Fire. Researchers studied the unique fi re regime of Front Range ponderosa pine forests, and fi re effects on understory-plant communities and American Three-toed Woodpeckers. Results confirmed that historically, the diverse structure of these forests was maintained by a mixed-severity fi re regime that included large areas of severe fi re. In addition, researchers found that much of the burn meets habitat requirements for American Three-toed Woodpeckers, and that understory plant species that were present before the fi re returned afterward, with only a slight increase in the number of exotic species.
Anon. Lessons of the Hayman fire: weeds, woodpeckers and fire severity. Joint Fire Science Program; 2008. Available from: http://www.firescience.gov/projects/briefs/03-2-3-08_FSBrief68.pdf