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Study: Protected Forests on Public Land Burn Less Severely Than Logged Areas


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Study: Protected Forests on Public Land Burn Less Severely Than Logged Areas

Center for Biological Diversity

TUCSON, Ariz. - A new study published in the scientific journal Ecosphere finds that public forests that are protected from logging burn less severely than logged forests. The study is the most comprehensive investigation of its kind, spanning more than 23 million acres and examining three decades’ of forest fire data in the West. Among the major findings were that areas undisturbed by logging experienced significantly less intensive fire compared with areas that have been logged.

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