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Let the forests burn; the ecology depends on it


by Monica L. Bond, Chad T. Hansen & Dominick A. Dellasala

Forest fires are invariably portrayed as fiercely destructive environmental calamities. But for the native forests of the American West, large fires are essential to ecological renewal. Contrary to the mantras of logging companies and forest service officials, we suppress them at our peril.

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