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Misconceptions and Benefits of Fire

Date: February 19, 2019
Presenter(s): William Matt Jolly

This 2.5 minute video discusses the most common misconception of wildfire - that is, that all fire is bad. But there are important benefits that smaller and more frequent fires offer to the environment. Matt Jolly, an ecologist at the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, talks about the natural and important role of fire in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.

Topic(s): Fire Ecology, Fire Effects, Ecological - First Order, Ecological - Second Order, Recovery after fire, Resilience
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Video
NRFSN number: 18964
Record updated: Mar 5, 2019