Geography student models future fires to restore past forests
The forests we walk through today are not the same as the ones that existed hundreds of years ago. Human activities such as agriculture, development, and logging have changed them. Fire, or really the lack of it, also changed forests, to the detriment of some species like Oaks and Pines.
Can we use fire to turn back time, bring forests closer to their original state, and maintain these ecosystems over the long term?