Find out the latest in forestry news in this week’s Forest Digest! This week, each article corresponds to the element of fire as part of our Earth Month campaign and why #WeNeedForests.
- Like Fungi in the Bank: Sierra Nevada Forests Invest in Fire-Withstanding Fungi — California Magazine
Fire resistant fungi spores could be a crucial part of forest regeneration after high-intensity mega-wildfires.
- Could Biodiversity Protect Against Wildfires? — Conservation Magazine
Researchers argue that biodiversity loss could potentially increase an area’s susceptibility to wildfire.
- Florida firefighters rescue ‘Smokey Junior’ from brush fire – CNN
A baby bear that firefighters nicknamed “Smokey Junior” was rescued during a brush fire in Florida on Thursday with only minor injuries.
- Fires, drought in changing climate affecting high-altitude forests – University of Colorado Boulder News Center
Researchers have found that the rate of post-fire seedling establishment decreases substantially with post-fire drought, an increasingly common occurrence due to climate change.
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