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National Park - Forces of the Northern Range - Fire - A Fundamental
of sign - on the Forces of the Northern Range Trail between Tower
Junction and Mammoth Hot Springs
Yellowstone National Park.
taken June 2008
- A Fundamental Force
wind, rain, and sunshine, fire is a part of the Yellowstone
decompose very slowly in Yellowstone's cool, dry environment.
Fire speeds up this process.
and other organic material are turned into ash. Minerals and
valuable nutrients then fertilize the soil.
fires burn in a patchy pattern - a mosaic. New openings in the
forest allow sunlight to reach the ground.
flowers, shrubs, and seedling trees grow quickly in these sunny
exhibit made possible by a generous grant from the Yellowstone Association.
on the sign
addition to the text there are pictures of lodgepole pines showing the recovery
of the forest after fires, and pine cones.
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