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Learning from 1988’s Yellowstone Fires

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It seems hard to believe, but 1988’s Yellowstone fires are all of sudden 30 years ago. “Sometimes it seems like 30 weeks,” Roy Renkin, a park biologist and vegetation researcher said recently.

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Crews Burn Woody Debris Around Yellowstone’s Northeast Entrance

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If you see smoke around the Northeast Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, don’t worry: park crews are just burning woody debris.

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New Research Charts Dual Futures for Yellowstone’s Forest Composition

Lodgepole Pines Near Madison River, 2014

A study of two forest plots just south of Yellowstone National Park portends very different futures for Yellowstone’s forest composition.

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2016 Marks Most Yellowstone Fire Activity Since 1988

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As of September 21, 2016, fires have burned over 62,000 acres of Yellowstone National Park, the highest number of acres since the 1988 fire season.

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