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Wildfire management vs. fire suppression benefits forest and watershed
Long-term experiment in Yosemite shows managing fires can help make forest more resilient to fire
- October 24, 2016
- University of California – Berkeley
- An unprecedented 40-year experiment in a 40,000-acre valley of Yosemite National Park strongly supports the idea that managing fire, rather than suppressing it, makes wilderness areas more resilient to fire, with the added benefit of increased water availability and resistance to drought.