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  • Mimicking Nature`s Fire: Restoring Fire-Prone Forests in the West

    Mimicking Nature`s Fire: Restoring Fire-Prone Forests in the West

    The magnificent stands of old-growth trees that characterize the forests of western North America depend on periodic fires for their creation or survival. Deprived of that essential disturbance process eventually they die, leaving an overcrowded growth of smaller trees vulnerable to intense blazes and epidemics of insects and disease.In Mimicking Nature's Fire, forest ecologists Stephen Arno and Carl Fiedler present practical solution