On August 16, 2002the Biscuit Fire burned nearly 500,000 acres in southeast Oregon.
the burned acres were parts of the large-scale LTEP experiment established by the USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station and the Siskiyou National Forest in 1992. This experiment is part of a series of experiments around the Pacific Northwest .
because of the nearly unparalleled soil and vegetation data on pre-fire conditions, the Joint
Fire Science Program
funded a study in 2004 to examine ecosystem effects of the fire.