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    Wildfires Wildfires Presentation Transcript

    • Wildfires Rim Fire
    • Characteristics of a wildfire  Extensive size  Speed at which it can spread  Potential to change direction unexpectedly  Ability to jump gaps
    • August 17-October 25 257,314 acres of Stanislaus National Forest burned Fuel for fire: Brush, Oaks, and Pine, conifer
    • 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
    • Precipitation 2013 Between January and June the state received a record low of 4.58 inches of precipitation.
    • Unhealthy forests Dead and fallen trees Extensive brush, scrub, and undergrowth.
    • Global Warming and Wildfires What can we do to slow global warming?
    • Electric and Fuel Efficient Cars
    • Other ways to lower CO2