With so many wildfires burning throughout the United States and Europe, many of us are looking for a simple explanation of the role of fire in the forest and the broader landscape. Forests and landscapes in general are dynamic ecosystems that are forever in a state of growth, decline, death and regeneration. Forest fires are a natural part of that dynamic ecosystem.
Bitterroot National Forest – Montana
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A photographical time lapse of a forest can be an illuminating tool used to show how forest conditions can change. In this story, NPR writes about a 88 year photographical set that shows forest change in the Bitterroot National Forest of Montana.