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Table 1 Site descriptions in the Thompson-Okanagan region of British Columbia, Canada, from June to August 2016, based on data from iMapBC and the British Columbia Land Classification system with the Vegetation Resources Inventory data set ( Leading species are the dominant species

From: Impact of wildfire size on snowshoe hare relative abundance in southern British Columbia, Canada

Site name Fire number Size class Size (ha) Ignition date Ignition source Elevation range (m) Leading species1
Okanagan Mountain Park K50628 Large 25 635 16 Aug 2003 Lightning 360 to 16003 Lodgepole pine (var. latifolia), Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine
McClure West K20272 Large 17 9542 30 Jul 2003 Person 380 to 1400 Interior Douglas-fir (var. glauca), lodgepole pine (var. latifolia), aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.), spruce hybrid
McClure East K20272 Large 9 1832 30 Jul 2003 Person 380 to 1300 Interior Douglas-fir (var. glauca), lodgepole pine (var. latifolia), paper birch (Betula papyrifera Marshall)
Vaseux Lake K50661 Medium 4 313 22 Aug 2003 Person 340 to 1420 Ponderosa pine, interior Douglas-fir (var. glauca), western larch
Falkland (Cedar Hills) K40300 Medium 1 223.1 1 Aug 2003 Person 500 to 1160 Interior Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine (var. latifolia)
Vermellion Creek K20436 Medium 1 223.1 7 Aug 2003 Lightning 660 to 16004 Interior Douglas-fir (var. glauca), spruce hybrid, Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmannii Parry ex Engelm.)
Queest Mountain K30551 Small 169.8 20 Aug 2003 Lightning 1420 to 1900 Subalpine fir, spruce hybrid
Chase K30400 Small 109.5 28 Aug 2002 Person 400 to 900 Douglas-fir (var. glauca), ponderosa pine
Owlhead K30236 Small 84.3 24 Jul 2003 Person 360 to 780 Interior Douglas-fir (var. glauca), aspen
  1. 1Based on Stand Age classes. Names represent the exact description on the Land Classification system (e.g., “spruce hybrid” and “spruce” were different names, and since the considered polygons were named “spruce hybrid,” that is the name used here)
  2. 2Total fire size was 27 137 ha. Division was done by measuring the perimeter of the fire using the North Thompson River as a barrier in iMapBC
  3. 3We did not go to the highest point on Okanagan Mountain
  4. 4Only the lower portion of the burn was accessible. Total elevation was 1820 to 2000 m