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  • 1. Wildfires Rim Fire
  • 2. Characteristics of a wildfire  Extensive size  Speed at which it can spread  Potential to change direction unexpectedly  Ability to jump gaps
  • 3. August 17-October 25 257,314 acres of Stanislaus National Forest burned Fuel for fire: Brush, Oaks, and Pine, conifer
  • 4. Environmental Impacts  Negative  Complete or partial devastation of the plant life  Killing or driving away of all or most of the animals  Positive  Helpful to the seeding or sprouting of certain plantssome trees only release seeds during a fire  Maintenance of certain plant interactions
  • 5. Precipitation 2013 Between January and June the state received a record low of 4.58 inches of precipitation.
  • 6. Unhealthy forests Dead and fallen trees Extensive brush, scrub, and undergrowth.
  • 7. Global Warming and Wildfires What can we do to slow global warming?
  • 8. Electric and Fuel Efficient Cars
  • 9. Other ways to lower CO2