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Over the next several years, a number of research projects will follow the recovery of the various ecosystems impacted by the Lick Fire. The results of those studies will be posted here as they become available.
Thirty-six vegetation recovery plots have been identified. These plots represent a sampling of the various plant communities that were impacted by the fire. Each will be closely monitored to document their recovery. An additional twenty-three plots will monitor the flowering of geophytes (plants that grow from bulbs).
Seventy panorama locations have been identified to document the impact of the Lick Fire on the viewscapes of Coe Park. Each location will be revisited and rephotographed at least twice a year until the impact of the fire has faded from view
In addition, twelve four mile long bird monitoring transects have been identified to document the impact of the fire on songbird populations, and the recovery of those populations. The methodology will be similar to the bird recovery study conducted after the 2002 Pines Fire in San Diego County.

Vegetation Regeneration Study Outline - Winslow Briggs

Preliminary Vegetation Recovery Report - Winslow Briggs (03/14/2008)

Aftermath of the Lick Fire: What to Expect - Lee Dittmann (04/11/2008)

August 2008 Plant Regeneration Study Progress Report - Winslow Briggs (08/19/2008)

Vegetation Study References - Winslow Briggs (08/19/2008)

What We Have Seen In The First Year - Winslow Briggs (10/17/2008)

Fire History in the Mt. Hamilton Range - Animation (10/14/2009)

Slide Shows of Various Vegetation Study Quadrats (10/15/2009)

External Links

Fire School - The Nature Conservancy Magazine, Autumn 2008

Coe's Fire Followers - Bay Nature Magazine Oct->Dec 2009