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Black-backed woodpeckers and fire history in the west
17 Sep 2012, 12:44 PM,
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Black-backed woodpeckers and fire history in the west
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/scienc...burns.html
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17 Sep 2012, 1:22 PM,
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RE: Black-backed woodpeckers and fire history in the west
(17 Sep 2012, 12:44 PM)jawilder Wrote: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/scienc...burns.html

Interesting article - thanks, Jason.

Quote: They found that low-intensity fires that occurred naturally were not as widespread as other research holds, and that they did not prevent more severe fires. Dr. Baker concluded that big fires are inevitable, and argues that it is best for ecosystems — and less expensive — to put up with them.

“Our research shows that reducing fuels isn’t going to reduce severity much,” he said. “Even if you reduce fuels, you are still going to have severe fires” because of extreme weather.
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