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Insects, Disease, Drought, and Fire

Date: February 19, 2019
Presenter(s): Randy Moore
Description: Forests in the western United States are seeing increases in insects and disease. The resulting increase in tree mortality is creating more fuel for potential wildfires. Randy Moore, regional forester of the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region, talks about drought and the impacts it has on our landscapes. (video 2 minutes in length)
Topic(s): Fire Effects, Ecological - Second Order, Fire & Wildlife, Invertebrates, Mountain pine beetles
Ecosystem(s): None
Type: Video
NRFSN number: 18970
Record updated: Mar 5, 2019