Wildfires

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Wildfires

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

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