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June 2013 - Fire Research
Many natural ecosystems across the nation are dependent on fire to remain viable, but today most fires, by necessity, are quickly suppressed. Over the years this has led to fuel buildups and more severe fires. Increasing numbers of housing developments in the wildland urban interface have complicated matters even further. Scientists at the Northern Research Station are attacking some thorny questions related to how we can live with fire for the benefit of ecosystems and society.
This month, we feature a scientist, research, a science product, and a partnership that are all related to fire.