Fast Facts | Wildfire Rehabilitation
Forests can recover naturally after a wildfire but sometimes they need a little help. When a fire kills all vegetation and heats the ground, it causes changes to the soil and prevents water from being absorbed or retained, increasing erosion and mudslides. Sometimes allowing invasive species to creep in and take over.
Replanting trees after a wildfire is a key part of forest management.
07: Okanogan Conservation District | Earth. Air. Water. Fire.
We explore both the positive and negative effects of fire on our soil, air, and water.