Forest Service plans 788-acre burn in Amherst County February 8, 2012 Virginia

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Forest Service plans 788-acre burn in Amherst County February 8, 2012 Virginia, New Era Progress

According to the forest service, [forests] ... are dependent on fire to remain healthy and to provide optimal habitat for a diversity of plants and animals. Species such as white-tailed deer, black bears, ... flourishes in the wake of a prescribed fire.  Without natural understory fires, oak and pine seedlings are outcompeted for available light and food by more shade-loving species, like red maple and white pine.

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