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Prescribed Burning Guidelines
in the Northern Great Plains


Appendix D


An example of an evaluation form for a burn site.


Residual Cover Measurements

1. Mean Height-Density Obstruction (Robel) per field
   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :__.__ dm.
2. Mean Height-Disc Readings per field. . . . . . . . . . . .:__.__ dm.
3. # lbs. of Fuel per acre (clipped and dry wt.) . . . . . . :________.
4. Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . :________.

Plant Species that are in First or Early Bloom
1. _______________________                4.___________________________
2. _______________________                5.___________________________
3. _______________________                6.___________________________

Stage of Development of Key Brush Species

Species                                   Stage of Growth Development
                                          (flower, full leaf, boot,
                                          height. etc.)
1. _______________________                _____________________________
2. _______________________                _____________________________
3. _______________________                _____________________________


Stage of Development of Key Forb Species

Species                                   Stage of Growth Development
1. _______________________                _____________________________
2. _______________________                _____________________________
3. _______________________                _____________________________

Stage of Development of Key Grass Species

Species                                   Stage of Growth Development
1. _______________________                _____________________________
2. _______________________                _____________________________
3. _______________________                _____________________________

Effects of Burn on Key Species of Brush  (left standing,
bark burst, burned to ground, etc.)

Species                                   Effects on Plants
1. _______________________                _____________________________
2. _______________________                _____________________________
3. _______________________                _____________________________

Effects of Burn on Key Species of Forbs

Species                                   Effects on Plants
1. _______________________                _____________________________
2. _______________________                _____________________________
3. _______________________                _____________________________

Effects of Burn on Key Species of Grasses

Species                                   Effects on Plants
1. _______________________                _____________________________
2. _______________________                _____________________________
3. _______________________                _____________________________
    
Notes on General Effects on the Vegetation
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________
_______________________________________________________________________

Evaluation of Wildlife Effects During and After the Fire

Effects on Mammals                        Type of Effect
Species                                   (attraction, death, etc.)
1. _______________________                ______________________________
2. _______________________                ______________________________
3. _______________________                ______________________________

Effects on Birds or Nests

Species                                   Type of Effect
1. _______________________                ______________________________
2. _______________________                ______________________________
3. _______________________                ______________________________

Effects on Reptiles and Amphibians

Species                                   Type of Effect
1. _______________________                ______________________________
2. _______________________                ______________________________
3. _______________________                ______________________________

Other Effects on Wildlife
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

List Any Fire Control Problem(s) Encountered
1. _____________________________________________________________________
2. _____________________________________________________________________
3. _____________________________________________________________________

List Most Probable Cause for the Problem(s)
1. _____________________________________________________________________
2. _____________________________________________________________________
3. _____________________________________________________________________

List Measures Taken to Correct the Problem(s)
1. _____________________________________________________________________
2. _____________________________________________________________________
3. _____________________________________________________________________

General Notes and Remarks
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________

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