Mixed-conifer forests at risk for high-severity wildfire

“Northern Arizona University scientists are calling for accelerated restoration of mixed-conifer forests in a paper published this month in Forest Ecology and Management.”  More at: phys.org

GR:  From the article:  “We assessed changes in forest structure and composition five-years following three alternative restoration treatments in a warm/dry mixed-conifer forest: . . .”

“These results indicate that restoration treatment that include both thinning and burning can maintain forest integrity over the next few decades.”

Balderdash!  Everyone knows that you can’t take results of a single study conducted for a brief period of time and generalize it over a broad region for a long period of time.  Is science different at Northern Arizona University?  What are they thinking?


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