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Characteristics of a wildfire
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
Complete or partial devastation of the plant life
Killing or driving away of all or most of the animals
Helpful to the seeding or sprouting of certain plantssome trees only release seeds during a fire
Maintenance of certain plant interactions
Between January and June the state received a record low
of 4.58 inches of precipitation.
Dead and fallen trees
Extensive brush, scrub,
Global Warming and
What can we do to slow global warming?