Field Trip: The Dome in the Green Mountain National Forest
On Friday, May 10, 2019, our friends at the Green Mountain National Forest hosted a field trip for a small cadre of monitoring enthusiasts to hike The Dome and share thoughts on the history, recent burn, and future monitoring activities in this ecosystem. The Dome is a mountainside areas within the Green Mountain National Forest home to oak forest with significant ecological value. A prescribed burn was planned for spring 2019 to enhance habitat for wildlife and rare plants and to counteract the mesophication of this stand. The planned management activities provide an excellent opportunity for fire scientists and managers to explore questions related to fire and fuels monitoring techniques to capture first- and second-order fire effects.