California wildfires 2015 – How do animals and their ecosystem survive the fires? August 4, 2015 California

California Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... "In many instances, such ecological impacts eventually disappear or create a net benefit for the ecosystem over time, but chronic damage can also occur," read the USDA's January 2013 forest report. A California Department of Fish and Wildlife study of mule deer in the 1990s found fire is the most effective mechanism in restoring their habitat, following declines caused by hunters and land developers...

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