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Table 1 Study areas, including fires sampled, total hectares of straw mulch, and number of plot pairs sampled on each, for six fires across the US Interior West in 2015 and 2016. Fire size and severity were derived from MTBS (2012), area mulched courtesy of national forests via Freedom of Information Act requests. Forest type determined by dominant trees pre fire (LANDFIRE 2008). Fires are ordered by forest type, and then by average summer (May through August) precipitation (PRISM Climate Group 2004)

From: Long-term vegetation response following post-fire straw mulching

Fire nameLocation (US state)Year of fireHigh severity area (ha)Total area mulched (ha)Plot pairs sampled (n)Forest typeLatitude (degrees)Longitude (degrees)30-year mean summer precipitation (mm)
Shake TableOregon20061 418 1303Dry mixed44.2852°−119.2512°117
CascadeIdaho200739 350*19 7804Dry mixed44.5925°−115.7209°178
TripodWashington200628 210 5 5708Dry mixed48.5856°−119.9972°202
Myrtle CreekIdaho2003104*1204Dry mixed44.2148°−116.5810°273
HaymanColorado200222 730 3 1207Ponderosa39.1626°−105.3375°256
RiccoSouth Dakota2005290 803Ponderosa44.2468°−103.4713°298
  1. *Cascade and Myrtle Creek had missing data due to the Landsat 7 scan line corrector artifacts; areas with no data were 245 ha and 23 510 ha, respectively