Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Taylor Dillree
Seeley Lake Elementary Eighth Grader 

Treated Area Better Choice for the Forest

Junior Journal

Series: Junior Journal | Story 3

I'm going to compare and contrast the differences and similarities between the Auggie forest controlled and treatment areas. Things that may differ or be the same will be the fuel loads, ground cover, horizontal cover, the types and amount of trees in the area and the coarse woody debris.

To start, our group looked at the ground cover of the controlled area. Litter and woody debris mostly covered the ground. Whereas in the treatment areas the ground mostly consisted of woody debris. The ground cover on both sides did include similarities in woody debris, but in the treatment area the woody...

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