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Some ecological effects of forest fires in Washington State

Richard Starr

Some ecological effects of forest fires in Washington State

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Published by Huxley College of Environmental Studies in Bellingham, WA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Forest fires -- Washington (State)

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesHuxley 302.
    Statementby Richard Starr.
    Series[Problem series], Problem series (Huxley College of Environmental Studies)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[6] leaves ;
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13635030M
    OCLC/WorldCa60343433

      A disturbance like a wildfire can serve as a reset button, letting an old forest be born again, said Patricia Kennedy, a wildlife biologist at Oregon State University in And “a lot of.


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