The Cycle of Life

Roberts, Corina
April 2011
News from Native California;Spring2011, Vol. 24 Issue 3, p29
The article discusses the role of fire as part of the natural cycle of life in the long term health of the ecosystem. It recounts the fire that burned through the western United States in August 1910 coined as "100 percent suppression", whose after effects gave birth to over 200,000 trees replacing what used to be only 40 trees per acre. It cites how early western European settlers witnessed indigenous people using fire as a land management tool. It states that the Forest Recovery Project aims to promote awareness of fire through educational materials.


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