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burnt forest photo pair
Photo Credits: NPS Alaska Fire Management (2002), NPS Alaska Fire Management (2007)
Ecoregion: Yukon-Kuskokwim Bottomlands
Change Type: Succession following fire
Succession following fire
This photo pair shows the effects of the 2001 Herron Fire (6,248 acres) one-year (left photo) and six-years (right photo) post-burn. This area burned with moderate to high severity as evident by the complete loss of the canopy. Nevertheless, abundant herbaceous vegetation and mosses have already colonized the resultant bare soil.