Reintroducing fire into the forest May 17, 2012 Oregon

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Reintroducing fire into the forest May 17, 2012 Oregon, La Grande Observer
As our understanding of science exponentially expands, natural resource managers are experimenting with way to bring forests back into balance by replicating natural history ... Fire Management Officer Nathan Goodrich of the North Zone of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest said ... burning brush like scholar’s willow, bitter cherry and bitterbrush improve browse for deer and elk. Burning in the spring will remove the dead, woody parts of the shrubs while allowing new growth to come back next year... 


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