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of sign - John D. Rockefeller Parkway - US 287 near Yellowstone but
before the Yellowstone south entrance.
taken May 2008
view of sign
view of sign
trunks mark the wildfire's path. It can look like the death of a forest
- yet within days after the fires, elk and moose
to browse unburned plants and new shoots begin to transform the blackened
people visit the Yellowstone area they are traveling through a fire-created
environment. Over the centuries extensive
have swept through these forests and grasslands. Tree ring evidence
shows that major fires like the fires of 1988 have
the area every 200-400 years.
from human interferences, fire assures the long-range health of the
forest. Return a few after a fire and experience the lush
of grasses, flowers and shrubs. Exposed to more sunlight pine seedlings
of a renewed forest will rise among the standing snags.
Within the hottest fire perimeter, there are green islands of untouched
forest. A burned area's patchwork of habitats support
diversity of wildlife.
soon wander back to mineral-rich ash. Animals eat the unburned vegetation,
and benefit from nutritious new growth.
of graphics on sign:
addition to the text there are two photos - one showing the patchwork of
burned area and the other showing a returning elk.
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