Post Fire Growth 2013 North Rim, AZ | Photo Credit: Karen L Monsen
REFORESTATION AND RESEEDING Forest regrowth depends on fire severity (how hot) and post-fire moisture quantity and timing. Recovery to large areas following high severity fires may take decades and require soil stabilization and mitigation to damaged water resources. Forest Ecologist Travis Woolley who monitors large landscape restoration efforts such as the 4FRI concedes, â€œSome areas where high severity outcomes were experienced may convert to a different vegetation type and not become forest again in the foreseeable future. However, this is highly variable across the landscape.â€?
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