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Yellowstone National Park and the summer of fire

Smith, Diane. 2013. Yellowstone National Park and the summer of fire. Rural Connections. 7(1): 31-34.

Because of their close relationships with fires, western forest ecosystems are considered fire dependent. If we hope to sustain the communities of trees, plants, and animals that characterize these wildland forests, we need to understand the natural role of fire, changes brought about by suppressing fire, and alternatives for restoring some reasonable semblance of the natural fire process (Arno and Allison-Bunnell, 2002).

Keywords: Yellowstone National Park, fire, forest ecosystems

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Title: RMRS Other Publications: Yellowstone National Park and the summer of fire
Electronic Publish Date: July 30, 2013
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