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Forest fires and its effect? #7880137
06/08/23 02:43 AM
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Hey fellas some of you I'm sure have had a fire go thru your lines so I'm wondering what effect did it have on fur bearing animals and big game?

Reason I'm asking is a fire just jumped the alberta/ bc border onto our line. I'm thinking it won't burn the whole line but it will surely do some damage. There's a bigger fire maybe 25 miles away that is moving east to our line. What is you experience with wildlife and forest fires?

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880142
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The new growth will be great for big game, similar to a clear cut. Nonaboreal furbearersshould do well too.

Keith

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880173
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Why isn't the left screaming aboot Canada's massive release of greenhouse gases,?
America's Hat is killing the planet!!!

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: DaveP] #7880205
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Originally Posted by DaveP
Why isn't the left screaming aboot Canada's massive release of greenhouse gases,?
America's Hat is killing the planet!!!


They are, itís caused by climate change and white privilege.

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: DaveP] #7880240
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Originally Posted by DaveP
Why isn't the left screaming aboot Canada's massive release of greenhouse gases,?
America's Hat is killing the planet!!!


Because it shows how quick nature can undo what those nut cases thought they were doing buying electric vehicles.


-Goofy-
Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880242
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i wonder if all the smoke in the air , will cool the planted

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880271
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We pay carbon tax so we're all good or so the leftards say.

Will the smoke push the marten out? Do they go upwind, down wind or cross wind.?

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Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880293
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Being from the south. And Coyote trapping here foe 35 years. I have been around = Controlled Burns = all my life. I have seen turkeys eating dead bugs. While the forest where still smoking. Animal leave. Then come right back

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880300
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All the new growth is a magnet for animals that forage. Animals that forage are a magnet for animals that hunt.

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880304
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Asked a game warden once about a dead deer just off the road in a recently burned area. The land was mostly peat and would burn several feet deep in veins. Very hard to extinguish. The warden said the deer returned to their home range before the soil was uniformly cool. The hot spots blistered the deer's feet under its hooves causing the deer to die of infection.

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880318
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My experience has been that a lot of furbearers increase after a fire. Especially those that depend on mice and voles and such. The major negative for me has been the problem of clearing tipped over trees that fell over my trails.

Pete

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880366
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I agree with Pete about the trail work a fire creates. It took my line several years to recover from a fire. When it did though the marten returned in decent numbers. The grass comes first where it was previously tundra and that brings voles. The fire that took some of my line was a fast fire so lots still standing but some tipped. Of course the traps were ruined from the heat!


I love the smell of burning spruce---I love the sound of a spring time goose---I love the feel of 40 below---from my trapline I will never go!
Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: DaveP] #7880396
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Originally Posted by DaveP
Why isn't the left screaming aboot Canada's massive release of greenhouse gases,?
America's Hat is killing the planet!!!


Pay attention to where all that smoke is going.
It will be the same with nuclear fallout after the big one.


Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880485
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Native Americans annually burned large chunks of pretty much every state. Many reasons for this, one was the fresh growth after a fire attracted game. Burned areas green up much faster in the spring than unburnt areas.

I burn my grasslands and woods regularly. I am the only one around that does that. If the animals didn't like the burnt areas they have no issue staying away. Quite the opposite happens. Early spring the fields green up much faster than all my neighbors and the deer are in the burnt areas nibbling on green shoots.

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880487
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Forest fires will ruin a trapline here for a generation.Even longer if there are many fires or very large fires.


Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880491
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There is a BIG difference in the aftermath of a wild fire and a controlled burn....


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Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880657
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Take note of Tatiana's post
your foothill trapline is a spitting image to ones she is talking of.
Marten will go aboreal during a fire into their holes in the ground.
It will take 20-30 years for the re-growth to support the rabbit population 8=10,000 stems / acre
if it was a ground fire then you are s-o-l because the microtone population can not be supported= 90 % food for marten year round

Your lakes will have massive algae blooms for 5 years and winter kill of fish after that because of all the nutrition release.

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Northof50] #7880664
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Originally Posted by Northof50
Take note of Tatiana's post
your foothill trapline is a spitting image to ones she is talking of.
Marten will go aboreal during a fire into their holes in the ground.
It will take 20-30 years for the re-growth to support the rabbit population 8=10,000 stems / acre
if it was a ground fire then you are s-o-l because the microtone population can not be supported= 90 % food for marten year round

Your lakes will have massive algae blooms for 5 years and winter kill of fish after that because of all the nutrition release.

Good grief!^^^^^

I'm glad Southeastern US pine forests are fire resistant and actually are fire dependent. Only a raging wildfire in our pine forests (areas that have NOT been burned in several years) are harsh.....and even after those these pineywoods recover rather quickly.


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Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880669
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Hunted Ontario years back the amount of down trees was amazing not char damaged just root damaged. The pines in the Black Hills burn for a long time the areas are closed for a year or more to traffic for fear of falling trees. Yes some burns are very slow to recover because of the intense heat.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880677
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A big fire can really hurt animal populations if they are spring time ones.
Nesting birds/birthing mammals.


swampgas chili and schmidt beer makes for a deadly combo

You have to remember that 1 out of 3 Democratic Voters is just as dumb as the other two.
Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880835
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Worst country to pack out moose quarters is in a 10-15 year old burn.


Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7880854
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Originally Posted by Northof50
Take note of Tatiana's post
your foothill trapline is a spitting image to ones she is talking of.
Marten will go aboreal during a fire into their holes in the ground.
It will take 20-30 years for the re-growth to support the rabbit population 8=10,000 stems / acre
if it was a ground fire then you are s-o-l because the microtone population can not be supported= 90 % food for marten year round

Your lakes will have massive algae blooms for 5 years and winter kill of fish after that because of all the nutrition release.

Good grief!^^^^^

I'm glad Southeastern US pine forests are fire resistant and actually are fire dependent. Only a raging wildfire in our pine forests (areas that have NOT been burned in several years) are harsh.....and even after those these pineywoods recover rather quickly.


The Gatlinburg fire was an example of what happens when our forests do not burn regularly.


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Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880856
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Oh and an interesting factoid.

Our native longleaf forests are long lived climax forests living four to five hundred years for the individual tree yet they would burn every two to five years.


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Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880966
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Remember that Alberta sold off it's government Fire Fighting Services to private, lock stock and barrel and a year later had the worst season going and paid 10X the going rate for planes . choppers, man power. Manitoba sent their water bombers and came home with a 10 million dollar surplus. Surprised it did not come up much in this last election, Except the fact that they could not find any personnel to help fight. Manitoba conservatives did the same sell off of all their equipment so we are going to take it bad when the time comes,

on another note; one of our hunting partners has a chopper service and when they finished filming the movie "Chicago Rose" they flew the chopper right up and was pressed into service during a bad season we had here, they found out how good it was to get a crew and gear in with one trip, much like Tatiana UN chopper. Three weeks into he had paid the chopper of.
The use IR and cross check all the lightning strikes for two days

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880983
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Thanks all. I've been busy as a one legged man at a (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) kicking competition. Helping neighbors wetting down their hay and straw bales. Setting up sprinklers around my farm and cabin. Then got 3 dozers mobilized from the outfit I work for. Heading out on one of those dozers today. All out air assets are stretched very thin and none available at this time.

As Tatiana has said my bush is much the same as was described. Aspen,alder,spruce, pine, willow and Tamarack. With a mix of muskeg, peat loamy soil as well as grassland type of soil. They way the smoke is going straight up I suspect is a sign of a hot fire. Rain in the forecast thankfully but before that we've got a 30 deg C day or 2. We've been fortunate that the wind is blowing the fire away from our line but that'll change.

Thanks again for your insight and experience

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7880997
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Originally Posted by Norwestalta
Thanks all. I've been busy as a one legged man at a (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) kicking competition. Helping neighbors wetting down their hay and straw bales. Setting up sprinklers around my farm and cabin. Then got 3 dozers mobilized from the outfit I work for. Heading out on one of those dozers today. All out air assets are stretched very thin and none available at this time.

As Tatiana has said my bush is much the same as was described. Aspen,alder,spruce, pine, willow and Tamarack. With a mix of muskeg, peat loamy soil as well as grassland type of soil. They way the smoke is going straight up I suspect is a sign of a hot fire. Rain in the forecast thankfully but before that we've got a 30 deg C day or 2. We've been fortunate that the wind is blowing the fire away from our line but that'll change.

Thanks again for your insight and experience


Stay safe on that fire line

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Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Jingles] #7881429
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Thanks jingles. Cut 2 miles of fire line today with 7 D6's. I struck out with my guys (3 d6) heading to the border to clear line so crews and heggelund can get in. I've got 20 years on a dozer but never forest fire work. It's been a long time since we could crash and stack trees. Anything over 6" goes to the mill these days but it felt good to be out there tipping over some of those big trees. Wind changes tomorrow and won't be in my favour but we're doing our best. Some aircraft would help. Hand fallers came and cleaned up the standing fuel around the cabin.

The plus side is there's some easier access to the line but the down fall is there's easier access to the line.

Take care.

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I've seen coyotes move back in to fires as soon as they quit burning. Lots of dead mice and stuff.

With sniffy and his crew wanting us to go to electric cars to control global warming, why don't he call trustdo and tell him to stop all the fires so we don't get global warming

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Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7881922
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Was perfect comditions for fires to become beast with that last weather.
When you see lightning in the smoke cloud you know you have a beast growing.
It is those 60,000 foot clouds that are putting the smoke into the jet stream to have fall down 1/2 the world away
One of your Alberta fires grew from 5 ha to 50,000 ha in 36 hours , hope that is not the one effecting you.

NWalta does your fire have a code name we can look up and follow ?

on a return of marten experience; two of the areas I trap had fires 35 years before and it took 30 years for them to return in a aspen /parkland setting and a jack pine ridge habitat

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7882017
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I hope everyone stays safe, one thing guys from down south have to remember is the short growing season up there so the forests donít have the amount of time to regrow there in a year that they do in the southern USA.

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Bob_Iowa] #7882055
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Originally Posted by Bob_Iowa
I hope everyone stays safe, one thing guys from down south have to remember is the short growing season up there so the forests donít have the amount of time to regrow there in a year that they do in the southern USA.


Its not about regrowing down here. Historically and even to this day crown fires just are not a thing here. Our fire regimen is ground fires sweeping through every few years knocking back hardwood growth and favoring fire adapted pines, longleaf and shortleaf. The big stand replacement events for us are hurricanes and to a lesser degree tornadoes.


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Originally Posted by Northof50
Was perfect comditions for fires to become beast with that last weather.
When you see lightning in the smoke cloud you know you have a beast growing.
It is those 60,000 foot clouds that are putting the smoke into the jet stream to have fall down 1/2 the world away
One of your Alberta fires grew from 5 ha to 50,000 ha in 36 hours , hope that is not the one effecting you.

NWalta does your fire have a code name we can look up and follow ?

on a return of marten experience; two of the areas I trap had fires 35 years before and it took 30 years for them to return in a aspen /parkland setting and a jack pine ridge habitat


I'm unsure of code# but on the bc fire app it is the peavine creek fire. Today it was fairly subdued. I don't know how many of miles of line we cut today but we went up the border then crossed into bc. We skirted some spot fires and headed back south cutting line. We will end up at beaverlodge lake tomorrow late morning early or early afternoon. I'll try to send a link. This is a relatively small fire compared to some of them that are burning. Because our provincial wildfire guys are tapped the county of grande prairie is running the show and I must say that I'm very impressed with the organization and way things are being done. Guys working hard on the dozers gettin 'er done. It is a bad time when crashing trees all the fluff from the poplar trees and willows plugging up the rads.

I'm not so good with the googler or confuser so I hope this works.
https://www.bcfiremap.com/

The fire is in the purple area straight west of Grande Prairie there's a fire symbol in that mess lol that give info on fire.

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Was able to get to the Alberta fire pages and view that fire size.
May Mother Nature give you a bath is in the best interest
Good luck on the line....I did see some jumpers from Boise Idaho are up there helping

only been in that area once when you had a Alberta Trappers convention up there, most people travelling the Alaska Highway pass through that area
Best of luck on the line

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Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7882927
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Thanks N of 50. Think they had the rendezvous in teepee creek. Yes the tourist drive right thru our little town. Not much to see in ol luggage stop alberta but I like it. Forecast has changed to thunderstorms. Not good. Bc forest service was planning a back burn today but conditions changed and they gonna plan for tomorrow morning. Hope it doesn't turn into a snafu. Got half a day with the cats then we'll get a rest maybe. Lol. Some low life's broke into the other cat crews trucks while they were working on the line. A winch cable around the neck and drug down the line would be a problem solved.

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Just a update on the fire. The evacuation alert has been canceled for my area due to a steady amount of precipitation. The north and south cat guards are completed. Both crews averaged about a mile a day. The one crew had 4 D6T dozers and built their guard 4-5 dozers wide. My crew had 2 D6T' and a D6N. We built ours 2-3 dozers wide with a couple 100'x100' helo pads. That's not bad for both crews considering we both got pulled off the line multiple times due to the fire getting real aggressive and plans for a back burn. The travel to our staging area took min 1hr each way to get to our staging area and back out to the line. Some times this would happen twice in a day.

Yesterday was a exciting day. The Bc crews bunch the wood,,strip and then put the bunched woodon top of the strippings. It was a near disaster when their row on bunched wood caught on fire and burnt down the line like someone left a trail of gas and then sparked it up. All is good and they managed to get it under control but it was iffy at the time.

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Norwestalta] #7884717
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Anyone driving past should really stop into Trapper Gords treading post off the Alaska highway.

Hopefully thing settle down with those fires.
The weather system is putting all the smoke in a back curl over us to the Ontario boarder much like the east coast got last week

Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7885065
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
There is a BIG difference in the aftermath of a wild fire and a controlled burn....

Correct


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Re: Forest fires and its effect? [Re: 330-Trapper] #7885067
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
There is a BIG difference in the aftermath of a wild fire and a controlled burn....

Correct


And the paradox is that controlled burns prevent wildfires.


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