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EST_330_Notes_for_Monday_March_13,_2006[1]

EST_330_Notes_for_Monday_March_13,_2006[1] - EST 330 Notes...

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EST 330 Notes Monday March 13, 2006: Urban-Wildland Interface: A term used to describe areas where development has encroached into fire-prone environments. Natural Fires: -Causes: 1. Lightning is the biggest source of all other natural fires; the other natural sources of ignition, given below, are possible but are extremely rare. 2. Volcanic Eruptions 3. Frictional Heating (avalanches, rock slides) 4. Meteor strikes -Animals use wildfire as a way to scavenge roasted food and to keep warm -Natural wildfire plays a very important role in keeping ecosystems in balance and allowing for the reproduction of vegetation and regulation of the forest and grassland environments. -The negative aspects of natural fires are short lived and ultimately give way to positive outcomes Wildfire Information: -85% of wildfires in the US are caused by humans either through carelessness, accidents, or arson -Fire has been used by humans for over 400,000 years for cooking, protection, and agriculture
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