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By Kara Good
Seeley Lake Elementary Eighth Grader 

Rapid Forest Assessment in the Auggie Fuel Treatment Area

Junior Journal

 
Series: Junior Journal | Story 4

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Kara Good

The Rapid Forest Assessment (RFA) in the Auggie fuel treatment area near the Morrell Creek Ski Trails in Seeley Lake, Mont. will assist everyone in knowing what is in our forests. A control plot is an area of land in the forest that has not been logged. A treatment plot is an area that has been logged. The Auggie fuel treatment is an area logged one year ago in order to improve forest health and reduce the fuels for a fire.

To determine if the Auggie fuel treatment worked in the treated areas we need to compare it to control areas. The trees in both plots were predominantly Douglas fir tree...



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