California’s Rim Fire is good for the ecosystem September 1, 2013

California Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... Deer thrive on the new growth, black bears forage happily on the rich source of berries ... every scientific study that has been conducted in large, intense fires in the Sierra Nevada has found that the big patches of snag forest habitat support levels of native biodiversity and total wildlife abundance that are equal to or (in most cases) higher than old-growth forest. This has been found in the Donner fire of 1960, the Manter and Storrie fires of 2000, the McNally fire of 2002, and the Moonlight fire of 2007 ...

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