Sun Creek – 12 Management Recommendations

Final Report, Forest Restoration of Sun Creek, Crater Lake National Park

Management Recommendations

Techniques to restore the Sun Creek area are as important as knowing what degree of restoration is needed. When and how should the work be done? We closely analyzed the first year effects of one prescribed fire In these areas, but it was clear before we began that fire alone might not be sufficient to restore natural forest structure, and the total effects of the single fire would not be available just one year after the fire. In the following sections we use our results plus some interpretation to provide some specific planning guidelines for unlogged areas. The phased implementation suggested will allow fine-tuning to occur as the operational aspects of the project proceed, and subsequent effects of the prescribed fires are documented.

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