General Site Information
Site ID:CA-SF3
Site Name:Saskatchewan - Western Boreal, forest burned in 1998
Tower Team: PI: Brian Amiro <Brian_Amiro@umanitoba.ca> - University of Manitoba; Canadian Forest Service
Latitude:54.0916
Longitude:-106.0053
Elevation (m):540
NetworkAmeriFlux, Fluxnet-Canada
IGBP:OSH (Open Shrublands: Lands with woody vegetation less than 2 meters tall and with shrub canopy cover between 10-60%. The shrub foliage can be either evergreen or deciduous.)
Mean Annual Temperature (degrees C):0.4
Mean Annual Precipitation (mm):470
Data Products: FLUXNET2015 Dataset
FLUXNET LaThuile Dataset
Data Availability: FLUXNET2015:   6 years (Duration: 2001 - 2006)
FLUXNET LaThuile:   3 years (Duration: 2003 - 2005)
Data Downloads to Date: FLUXNET2015:   2536 unique downloads
FLUXNET LaThuile:   261 unique downloads
Data DOIs: FLUXNET2015 DOI: 10.18140/FLX/1440048
Description:The 1998 burn site (F98) was in the east part of Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan, in the Waskesiu Fire, ignited by lightning that burned about 1700 ha in July 1998. The pre-fire forest consisted of jack pine and black spruce stands, with some intermixed aspen. The fire was severe, consuming much of the top layer of organic soil and killing all trees. In 2001, much of the regenerating vegetation consisted of aspen saplings about 1 m tall and shorter jack pine and black spruce seedlings. An overstory of dead, leafless jack pine trees dominated at a height of 18 m. Sparse grass and herbs, such as fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium L.) covered the ground. There were a large number of fallen dead trees, mostly perched above the ground and not decomposing quickly.
Acknowledgments:The data collection was funded by the Canadian Forest Service (Natural Resources Canada) and by Parks Canada as part of the BERMS (Boreal Ecosystem Research and Monitoring Sites) initiative in collaboration with the Fluxnet Canada Research Network and the Canadian Carbon Program (supported by the Canadian National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences and the BIOCAP Canada Foundation).
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