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Does Fire Bug Wildlife?

When conservation groups burn natural land, does it disturb wildlife species? Simply put, yes. Then why do we do it, and how can we call it “ecological fire” if it may harm some species? Historically, fire was a...

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The restorative power of fire

It seems counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? Using fire as a tool to improve the condition of natural areas. Yet, through millenia of struggle between plants, animals, and the natural forces of wind, snow and fire, a system...

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Native Americans and the Land

Did you know that native people, for perhaps thousands of years before Europeans arrived on this continent, managed the land to make it more conducive to hunting? They lit fires to keep the brush down in the woods, and to keep...

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