This website theme is still in development

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Home Publications National Nursery Proceedings 2001 Restoration of Riparian Areas Within the Megram Fire

Restoration of Riparian Areas Within the Megram Fire

A variety of treatments have been employed to restore riparian areas affected by wildland fire on the Six Rivers National Forest in northwestern California. The Megram Fire began as a series of lightning strikes on August 23, 1999, eventually burning 125,040 acres. Specific treatments have included contour felling of dead trees, straw mulching, placement of straw wattles, helicopter seeding of non-native, non-persistent barley, planting trees and shrubs, and introducing and/or reconfiguring woody debris designed to enhance stream channel stability. In addition, lessons learned from several riparian restoration projects implemented in non fire-affected areas can be applied to fire rehabilitation efforts.

Download this file:

PDF document Download this file — PDF document, 30Kb


Author(s): Tom Leskiw

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 2001

Event: Western Forest and Conservation Nursery Association Conference
2001 - Durango, CO