Fig. 4. Average percent vegetation cover and rock cover in burned and unburned random micro-plots. Error bars represent ± 1 standard error.Figure optionsDownload full-size imageDownload as PowerPoint slide
4.5. Seedling site associations in burned areas
Sixty-eight seedlings were found in the sampled burned quadrats. The greatest density, with AZD-3463 average of 0.050 seedlings per square meter, was located in Upper Divide, followed by an average density of 0.013 seedlings per square meter at Swiftcurrent and 0.010 seedlings per square meter at Lower Divide. A total of thirty-three seedlings were found in unburned areas, with an cell wall average density of 0.028 seedlings per square meter. Unburned seedling heights ranged from 1.5 cm to 25.0 cm and averaged 7.8 cm. Abies lasiocarpa (subalpine fir) was the most common in both burned and unburned areas. Picea engelmannii (Engelmann spruce) was slightly more common than Pinus sp. (five-needle pine) in the burned sites, and pine was more prevalent than spruce in the unburned sites ( Fig. 5). Seedling heights in the burned areas ranged from 1.5 to 12.0 cm and averaged 4.2 cm.