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Community Voices: While Wildfires Can Be Devastating to Humans, This Part of the Natural Cycle Is a Boon to Some Creatures

Like everyone else, I hate the smoke that has become a mainstay during the summer in the West. But as a naturalist, I know that many plants and animals in our region benefit from fire—mountain bluebirds and lodgepole pines, morel mushrooms and camas lilies, beargrass and huckleberries. Native peoples skillfully used fire as a management […]