Maps of study area. (A) Location of Rim Fire burn area, Stanislaus National Forest, and Yosemite National Park within the Sierra Nevada ecoprovince in California, USA. (B) Rim Fire progression map showing location of study plots. All dates are in August 2013. Dates prior to or after plot burn dates are shown in one color for simplification. (C) Fire severity map, based on the extended RdNBR assessment, showing location of study plots.