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Comparison of forest conditions in the North American Mediterranean climate zone’s yellow pine mixed conifer forest under continued frequent fire and absence of logging (left) versus >100 years of fire suppression and logging of firetolerant species (righ

Comparison of forest conditions in the North American Mediterranean climate zone’s yellow pine mixed conifer forest under continued frequent fire and absence of logging (left) versus >100 years of fire suppression and logging of firetolerant species (right). Left: Mixed conifer forest, Sierra de San Pedro Mrtir, Baja California, Mexico. The area was not logged and fire exclusion has been practised only since the 1980s. Right: Typical stand of mixed conifers following nineteenth- and twentieth-century logging and a century of fire exclusion, Sierra Nevada, California.

Year: 2022

From collection: Spreading Like Wildfire: The Rising Threat of Extraordinary Landscape Fires

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