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What Should We All Know About Fire?

 Dense, unthinned forest

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For decades it has been known that excluding fire from forest ecosystems is causing a change in their structure. Large amounts of downed trees are accumulating, and forests are becoming overgrown and extremely dense. Two important results are increased fire danger and the declining health of these ecosystems.

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