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Open-File Report 2014–1049

Soils, Vegetation, and Woody Debris Data from the 2001 Survey Line Fire and a Comparable Unburned Site, Tanana Flats Region, Alaska

By K.L. Manies, J.W. Harden, and T.N. Hollingsworth


This report describes the collection and processing methodologies for samples obtained at two sites within Interior Alaska: (1) a location within the 2001 Survey Line burn, and (2) an unburned location, selected as a control. In 2002 and 2004 U.S. Geological Survey investigators measured soil properties including, but not limited to, bulk density, volumetric water content, carbon content, and nitrogen content from samples obtained from these sites. Stand properties, such as tree density, the amount of woody debris, and understory vegetation, were also measured and are presented in this report.

First posted April 2, 2014

  • Tanana soil data ZIP (238 KB)
    Contains files: Tanana_Physical.xls, Tanana_Chemistry.xls, Tanana_Field.xls, Tanana_Transects.xls, Tanana_Understory.xls, Tanana_Density.xls, Tanana_Woody_Debris.xls

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U.S. Geological Survey
345 Middlefield Road, MS 962
Menlo Park, California 94025

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Suggested citation:

Manies, K.L., Harden, J.W., and Hollingsworth, T.N., 2014, Soils, Vegetation, and Woody Debris Data from the 2001 Survey Line Fire and a Comparable Unburned Site: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1049. 36 p.,

ISSN 2331-1258 (online)




Site Descriptions

Soil-Sample Collection

Understory Vegetation Measurements

Stand-density and Woody-debris Measurements

Soil-Sample Preparation and Drying

Soil Laboratory Methods

Dataset Descriptions


References Cited

Appendix 1. Sample-site Descriptions

Appendix 2. Tanana File Description

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