[MCN] As big wildfires become routine, communities face consequences

Lance Olsen lance at wildrockies.org
Fri Sep 11 12:43:30 EDT 2015

As big wildfires become routine, communities face cascading consequences
"By the end of the 21st century, forest 
ecosystems in the United States will differ from 
those of today as a result of changing climate. 
Š. For example, wildfires, insect infestations, 
pulses of erosion and flooding, and 
drought-induced tree mortality are all expected 
to increase during the 21st century."

Vose, James M.; Peterson, David L.; 
Patel-Weynand, Toral. Effects of climatic 
variability and change on forest ecosystems: a 
comprehensive science synthesis for the U.S. 
General Technical Report PNW-GTR-870. Portland, 
OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest 
Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 265 
p. http://treesearch.fs.fed.us/pubs/42610

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