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Historically, controlled forest burning in western North America created a forest patchwork that limited the size and severity of wildfires. Over the last 200 years, however, fire suppression created large areas of dense tree stands. As droughts and temperatures increase due to climate change, these dense forests are now at increasing risk from extremely severe wildfires.

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This video is based on the paper ‘Adapting western North American forests to climate change and wildfires: 10 common questions’ published in Ecological Applications. doi.org/10.1002/eap.2433

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