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Wildfire, climate change and fish in the Pacific Northwest

Learn about the threat of increased wildfires and invasive plants due to climate change and their impacts on fish in the Pacific Northwest.


Peter Bisson
USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station


Producer - Michael Furniss
Videography - Ben Nieves
Technical production - Jeffrey Guntle

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You should gain an understanding of:

Problems caused in Western U.S. forests by invasive riparian plants (Tamarisk, Arundo, Russian olive, Himalayan blackberry, Asian knotweed).

Projected changes in hydrology, including warm season reduced runoff (summer low flow).

How the mountain pine beetle, wildfire, and the spread of invasive plants and animals are interconnected.