Long-term changes in dead wood reveal new forest dynamics

Healthy forest ecosystems need dead wood to provide important habitat for birds and mammals, but there can be too much of a good thing when dead wood fuels severe wildfires. A scientist with the US Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station compared historic and recent data from a forest in California’s central Sierra Nevada region to determine how logging and fire exclusion have changed the amounts and sizes of dead wood over time. —> Read More Here


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