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    Author(s): Diane Smith
    Date: 2013
    Source: Rural Connections. 7(1): 31-34.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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    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).

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

    Keywords

    Yellowstone National Park, fire, forest ecosystems

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