Upon completion of training with our Agency Partners in Wayne National Forest including topics such as: Local Fire Ecology, Local Field Sampling, Cultural Awareness, and USFS Radio Use Protocols, the team took time to get organized prior to hitting the field.
As fieldwork is in the begining stretches, it has been important to work through the first several plots slowly to insure quality data collection. Brett and Matt have done an amazing job identifying plants as Brian and David embrace tree identification and measurements.
The team completed remeaurements on 3 FIREMON plots -- 2 in the Buckhorn burn area and 1 in the Pine Creek burn area. The next several months will keep the team occupied primarily in the Pine Creek burn area of the Ironton District. With temperatures rising and the bugs out in full-force, spirits remain high as we delve into the task at hand.
Cultural days have included visits to Hocking Hills State Park and the Hopewell Culture National Historical Park:
Highlights for July include FFT2 Red Card training! Keep tracking our progress here, or stop by for a site visit and help us count some trees.