Posted by: Sandy Steinman | September 16, 2020

Many forests scorched by wildfire won’t bounce back: Climate change leading to slower post-fire recovery, transforming some woods to grasslands 

ScienceDaily reports according to a study by the University of Colorado Boulder “Many forests scorched by wildfire won’t bounce back: Climate change leading to slower post-fire recovery, transforming some woods to grasslands”

A study of 22 burned areas across the Southern Rocky Mountains found that forests are becoming less resilient to fire, with some converting to grasslands after burning. By 2050, as little as 3.5% to 6.3% of Douglas fir and ponderosa pine forests in the region will be suitable for recovery post-fire, the study found.

Read article at  Many forests scorched by wildfire won’t bounce back: Climate change leading to slower post-fire recovery, transforming some woods to grasslands — ScienceDaily


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